Editorial

Cosmopolis

A review of Cosmopolitics

2016/2

 

Presentation

 

This issue opens with a comment by Haider Khan on the complex interactions between model capitalism and its historical developments, between the universalist claims of democracy and citizenship and the contradictory modes of production, social formations and political discriminations leading to racist ideologies.

Mohammed Taleb emphasizes the positive convergence between environmental positions and spirituality illustrated by recent statements made by religious communities, showing how the religious and political spheres interrelate.

Examining the idea of stable human processes, Nicole Schwartz-Morgan looks at the potential genetic, cognitive and emotional impact of conditions created by information technologies, beyond individual and cultural changes.

Landry Signé retraces the political and social developments that led from an authoritarian regime to a democratic constitutional monarchy in Bhutan from 1952 to 2015,after two successful consecutive democratic elections. Significant change were the elimination of Slavery and serfdom and the adoption of legal, land, economic, and political reforms.

The documents in the next section provide an anthropological view on cultural diversity by Bahjat Rizk), the standpoint of some French intellectuals on nationality, and a reminder of an international tribunal project to adjudicate upon corporate wrongs by François Rigaux.