Globalization or cosmopolitanism
a discourse in contemporary West-European sociology

Kuznetsov А.М.

Far-Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

ID of the Article: 5426

For citation:

Kuznetsov А.М. Globalization or cosmopolitanism: a discourse in contemporary West-European sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 12. P. 12-20


U. Beck’ cosmopolitan community idea is discussed along with his critique of ‘methodological nationalism’. Author stresses their weak and strong points. A conclusion is made that Beck’s ideas are mostly relevant to West-European sociology, not to social and political realities of other world regions.

U. Beck; ‘methodological nationalism’; nation-state; globalization; ‘risk society’; new modernity; East-Asia; nation building
Content No 12, 2014