a Kosmopolit and/or. Cosmopolit (v. griech.: kósmos = world + pólis = city (- state)), also citizen of the world mentioned, is humans, who connect its identity more strongly with its affiliation to mankind than whole one than for instance with its nationality. That„Kosmopolitismus “can be understood thus as political human.
For the first time is to have used the philosopher Diogenes of Sinope the term, he - originally driven out from his hometown - answered with it on the question about his place of residence.
citizen of the world and citizen of the world movement
the term citizen of the world are used with two different meanings. On the one hand equivalently to the Kosmopoliten described above. On the other hand call themselves than citizens of the world humans, who are members one of the citizen of the world associations.
- Peter Coulmas: Citizen of the world - history of a mankind longing. Rowohlt publishing house
- Stephan Mögle barn: The indivisibility of the earth - global crisis, world middle class and world federation. To Bouvier publishing house Bonn