Habermas and Beck offer a difference in opinion of cosmopolitan. Beck introduces cosmopolitan in a sociological version, where as Habermas offers a philosophical version of cosmopolitanism, in which he calls cosmopolitanization. In this essay I am going to spell out the difference between both cosmopolitan identities.
Habermas says our identity takes place within a concrete Life World also known as the way of life. Life World forms a limit and a possibility to human life certain things are viable, and up for grabs. Things we do such as drive a car, play piano - trying to spell it out to an interested learner can be hard - teaching others to play piano when I'm not an expert is a form of life.
Coordinating our actions with others we don't think about all the actual things we do walking down the sidewalk is not something we really think about or companies moving to other countries for lower tax rates or wages. Complicated set of practices a life world, a shared set of practices where we share a national identity. A Nation State's national identity is slowly decreasing power greater globalization, greater information technology, and greater cultural assimilation. Sharing all of these takes the power from the state itself.