Cosmopolitan Ethics, Umma and Democracy: Between Global Issues and Political Identity Issues in Indonesia

Musa Maliki, Ahmad Alfajri

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Abstract

Cosmopolitanism is an ideal goal of many contemporary International Relations theories. The main idea conveyed is that our moral obligations as human beings need not be limited by state's boundaries or any other structures. "Citizen of the world" is the main term of this concept. On the other hand, there is also a concept of umma which is termed by many scholars as Islamic community or community of believer. The discussion and comparison between cosmopolitanism and umma is quite rare. Related to that, this paper argues that the Umma and cosmopolitanism are two similar concepts; however they derive from two different civilizations. Democracy in this case is a tool to sustain both the ummah and cosmopolitanism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017)
EditorsS. G. Davies, D. Toyibah, A. Alfajri
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherAtlantis Press
Pages70-74
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-94-6252-467-5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018
Event 3rd International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS) - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Nov 201715 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
PublisherAtlantis Press
Volume129
ISSN (Print)2352-5398

Conference

Conference 3rd International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS)
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period14/11/1715/11/17

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