Undergraduate Research Paper
The endless struggle between state sovereignty and individual rights is central to discussions of political conflict and human rights. In this essay, I will be utilizing, in addition to cosmopolitan philosophy, Deleuze and Guattari’s metaphysical masterpiece: Nomadology: The War Machine. I lay out a proposal for a potential method through which subalterns and other oppressed groups might obtain more cohesive representation, and use this representation to better protect their rights against the violent oppression of the states.
I use ideas of establishing and perpetuating norms through legal and political discourse as a key tool for the continuation of the cosmopolitan project, and as a power source for the war machine. For this, I use authors such as Immanuel Kant, Seyla Benhabib, Amos Nascimento, and John Rawls. The war machine itself is the basis of my entire approach. It is a structure through which the cosmopolitan project can be actualized. This proposal is one that provides a potential route to obtaining perpetual peace.
University of Washington Tacoma
TPOLS 453 The Political Theory of Human Rights
"The Cosmopolitan War Machine,"
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship: Vol. 1:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.tacoma.uw.edu/access/vol1/iss1/7