Cosmopolitan Citizenship

Rajesh Kumar

I am not a citizen of the world … I am not even aware that there is a world such that one could be a citizen of it. No one has ever offered me citizenship, or described the naturalisation process, or enlisted me in the world's institutional structures, or given me an account of the decision procedures … or provided me with a list of the benefits and obligations of citizenship, or shown me the world's calendar and the common celebrations and commemorations of its citizens.


Michael Walzer, cited in Andrew Linklater 2002: 318


If there is one noticeable way in which people in the world appear identical to one another, it is the fact that everyone is a citizen of some country or the other. It ...

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