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By Chris Rumford

Cosmopolitan areas: Europe, Globalization, Theory endeavors a hugely leading edge studying of either globalization concept and modern eu modifications. studying cosmopolitanism as a politics of area, Rumford positions his analysis at the intersection of 2 intriguing currents in modern social technology learn: the ‘spatial flip’ within the social sciences and the renewed curiosity in cosmopolitanism. Rumford elaborates a totally new theoretical framework for figuring out the modern social and political transformation of Europe, and takes factor with many facets of the globalization-inspired debts of Europeanization which stay unaware of the spatial dimensions of swap. furthermore to its compelling reading of cosmopolitanism, Cosmopolitan areas: Europe, Globalization, Theory, offers a provocative critique for brooding about Europe by way of Empire, and advances the startling claim that Europe may be thought of ‘postwestern’.

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