Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World, 3-4 September

International Workshop

Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World.
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Department of Government and Politics, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />University of Tartu
Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu

3-4 September 2010, Tartu (EE)
Workshop venue: Domus Dorpatensis, Raekoja plats 1 / Ülikooli 7, Tartu

There is a powerful trend in recent moral and political philosophy towards delineating theories of patriotism or nationalism that would be compatible with liberal universalism and would even promote certain cosmopolitan values, such as global solidarity, peace, and justice. But these theories are often criticised as not being internally consistent or stable. Is this critique equally justified about all different versions of cosmopolitan patriotism and liberal nationalism? Is it true that patriotism remains a moral danger? For example, can we think of patriotism without an element of national pride and jealousy? How does competitive global commerce affect patriotism? What role does the international environment of a particular state play in the formation and character of the discourse of patriotism in that state? The aim of the workshop is to discuss these and similar issues by looking at various contemporary and historical theories of patriotism and cosmopolitanism.

Abstracts Patriotism-Cosmopolitanism Workshop Tartu.pdf

09.30 – 09.50 Welcome: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Dr. Eva Piirimäe (Institute of Government and Politics, University of Tartu)

Prof. Margit Sutrop (Head of the Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu)

I session
Chair: Dr. Pärtel Piirimäe

09.50 – 10.35 Dr. Koen Stapelbroek (Erasmus University Rotterdam & Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): Peace, Trade and the Republic: A Reconstruction of Dutch Early Eighteenth-Century Views of the Small State Predicament

10.35 – 11.20 Dr. Iain McDaniel (LMU, Munich): Politics in a Divided World: The Case of Ferguson

Coffee break: 11.20 – 11.50

II session
Chair: Dr. Kadri Simm

11.50 – 12.35 Dr. Béla Kapossy (University of Neuchâtel): True Patriotsm, Mixed Constitution and Perpetual Peace in Iselin's History of Mankind
12.35 – 13.20 Dr. Eva Piirimäe (University of Tartu): Herder on the Possibility and Stability of Humane Patriotism

III session

Chair: Dr. Liisi Keedus

15.00 – 15.45 Dr. Alexander Schmidt (FSU, Jena): The Crisis of Reichspatriotismus in Eighteenth-Century Germany
15.45 – 16.30 Dr. Balázs Trencsényi (CEU, Budapest): Early Modern Discourses of Patriotism in Central Europe and their Modern Recontextualizations


I session

Chair: Dr. Jüri Lipping

10.00 – 10.45 Dr. Kristian Petrov (Södertorn University), East of Cosmopolis: Universalism and Russocentrism in late Soviet Russia

10.45 – 11.30 Dr. Viatcheslav Morozov (University of Tartu), Community Beyond Hegemony? Liberal Cosmopolitanism, Generic Emancipation and the Political

Coffee break 11.30 – 11.50

II session

Chair: Prof. Margit Sutrop

11.50 – 12.35 Dr. Raffaele Marchetti (LUISS University, Rome): In-between Rootlessness and Parochialism:The Case for Social Cosmopolitanism
12.35 – 13.20 Dr. Helder de Schutter (CUL, Leuven): Accommodating Nations Non-Territorially

III session

Chair: Dr. Eva Piirimäe

14.30 – 15.15 Prof. Andrew Vincent (University of Sheffield): What’s Love Got to Do With It? Patriotism and Love of Country
15.15 – 17.00 Roundtable discussion