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Editorial This issue addresses various dimensions of what is now known as “transition”, whose concept has evolved from the designation of the transformation of an imperial order, a change of regime within the state framework or the modulation of interstate relations, to the uncertain construction of an unprecedented planetary order. It aims to reconcile a …

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Cosmopolis Revue de cosmopolitique   2018/3-4   Presentation   Gerardo Ceballos discusses the now well-known phenomenon of the “sixth extinction” of the living world, which is accelerating at the same time as greenhouse gas emissions on the planet continue to increase. He gives a direct account of this, reported from some regions where animal life …

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Cosmopolis A Review of Cosmopolitics   2018/1-2   Presentation   The Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights follows a report written by Corinne Lepage on request of French President François Hollande in June 2015. A final version was presented in September in that same year, which was submitted to the Conference of the States Parties (COP21) …

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Cosmopolis A review of Cosmopolitics 2017/2-3   Introduction   Florian Aumond returns to The Refugee Olympic Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which can be seen as new case of transnational order. The Olympic banner united a number of athletes irrespective of their nationalities, embodying the emergence of a new category …

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Cosmopolis A review of Cosmopolitics   2017/1 Introduction   Thomas More’s famous Utopia has evoked for five centuries the idea of a « nowhere » (from from Greek ou “not”, and topos “place”), projected into an imaginary island cut off from the outside world, whose inhabitants live in a wise and happy environment. Overcoming common stereotypes, Nicole …

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Cosmopolis A review of Cosmopolitics 2016/3-4   Introduction Claude Le Fustec   This selection of essays is drawn from the international conference entitled “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Spirituality in Contemporary Western Arts and Literatures” held at Rimouski University (Quebec) in May 2015 during the ACFAS Congress. It was convened by Theorias, an international and transdisciplinary network …

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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 …

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Cosmopolis A Review of Cosmopolitics   2016/1   Presentation   Between the legal order observed by René-Jean Dupuy and his description of a possible Terrestrial City, and the tragic events that undermined the notion of a common humanity in 1915, Florian Aumond examines the symptoms of an emerging […] awareness of human destiny. René-Jean Dupuy’s …

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Editorial Dominique de Courcelles et Paul Ghils This issue addresses the general concept of “spirituality” as it appears in various cultural contexts and timeframes, through contrasting ideological views. Without necessarily going back to artistic and religious remains of primitive men, which unquestionably show pursuits beyond the biophysical dimension and illustrate practices seeking to unveil the …

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A critique of surveillance Presentation Paul GHILS Cosmopolis welcomes Philippe-Joseph Salazar as a guest editor of this special issue, devoted to the theme of “surveillance” in its varying forms and perceptions across the world. The current upsurge of surveillance policies and, to a minor extent, of defensive movements to limit their expansion, appears to parallel …

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Presentation Paul GHILS This issue features a couple of papers on the concept of « anthropocene », which has been coined to name the increasing impact of human activities on the global environment. Its significance is so great that some scientists have proposed that a new […] geological era has begun. For their part, social scientists have …

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Editorial Susana SANDER Los acontecimientos actuales en la Francia de Voltaire nos recuerdan, nuevamente, que la crisis de valores por la que atravieza el mundo es, de manera radical, una crisis humana. La presencia de una Idea de lo humano en la que se funden los valores que han de dirigir todas las acciones de …

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Presentation Fabio La Rocca discusses the components of the postmodern city in the framework of a socio-anthropological ‘climatology with a view to explaining the social architectonic of contemporary urban worlds through the expressive forms used by individuals to participate in the collective effervescence of urban environments. Luciana Alvarez examines political conflict and life in the …

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Presentation In an important interdisciplinary study, John P. Abraham and a team of American and Australian climate scientists find evidence that the science of global warming sceptics, otherwise described as revisionists, is less robust than the mainstream scientific community, which supports the central tenets of anthropogenic climate change. Contrary to major contrarian views and corresponding …

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