The 10 Best Books by Academic Publishers of 2015

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The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (Columbia Global Reports)

Abrahamian’s first-rate book marks the extremes of statelessness, from the purchasing power of the global jetsetter with multiple passports to the life of the stateless refugee now pawned for political capital. The Cosmopolites is remarkable for the way it teases out the very current contradictions of global citizenship, and for how it suggests that our notions of cosmopolitanism have become outdated and platitudinous. It’s amazing that this is a first book; you’d think the author had been researching it all of her life.