Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship : A Critical Reader

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Global citizenship is a dynamic topic within the modern world. Emerging from the new language and ideas that are being developed to try to encompass and define the ways in which globalisation is changing the world in which we live, global citizenship combines two factors - the idea of global responsibility (for the environment, aiding the poor, human rights, peace, etc.) and the development of institutional structures through which this responsibility can be exercised. The aim of the Reader is to introduce students to the changing ways in which politics, culture, environment and economics are being thought about and how individuals relate to the fast-moving global, political, cultural, economic and environmental agendas. The international team of authors includes social scientists, philosophers, natural scientists and systems theorists. They bring a breadth of coverage to the core theme of the individual in a global world, showing the wide variety of ways in which Global Citizenship is conceived and approached by different disciplines. The Reader is divided into four main sections -- the idea of Global Citizenship; Global Ethics; the Environment, Development and Technology; and Global Civil Society, Religion and Peace. Each section begins with a broad overview and then focuses on illustrative discussions of specific issues. This is an ideal text for Global Citizenship courses, as well as for more general courses on Citizenship, Globalisation, and Ethics. The contributors to the volume are: Sabine Alkire, Robin Attfield, Roland Axtmann, Christine Blackmore, Richard Falk, Andreas Follesdal, David Held, Kimberly Hutchings, Mark Imber, Hans Kung, David Miller, David Newlands, Valeria Ottonelli, John Smyth, Sytse Strijbos, Christien Van den Anker.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 172 x 240 x 20mm | 580.61g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748615474
  • 9780748615476
  • 1,536,855

Table of contents

Preface by Onora O'Neill; Glossary; Introduction; Part 1: The Idea of Global Citizenship; 1. An Emergent Matrix of Citizenship: Complex, Uneven and Fluid, Richard Falk (Princeton); 2. Global Citizenship: Yes or No?, Nigel Dower (Aberdeen); 3. Good International Citizenship, John Williams (Aberdeen); 4. Feminism and Global Citizenship, Kimberly Hutchings (Edinburgh); Part 2: Institutional Issues and the Bases of Scepticism; 5. Citizenship: European and Global,Andreas Follesdal (Oslo); 6. The Left, the Nation-State and European Citizenship, David Miller (Oxford); 7. The Transformation of Political Community: Rethinking Democracy in the Context of Globalisation, David Held (Open University/ LSE); 8. What's Wrong with Cosmopolitan Democracy?, Roland Axtmann (Aberdeen); 9. The UN and Global Citizenship, Mark Imber (St Andrews); Part 3: Ethical Bases for Global Citizenship; 10. A Global Ethic for a New Global Order, Hans Kung (Institute for Global Ethics, Tubingen); 11. Global Ethics and Global Citizenship, Nigel Dower (Aberdeen); 12. Global Justice, Global Institutions and Global Citizenship, Christien Van den Anker (Sussex); 13. Global Citizenship and Common Values, Sabine Alkire (Oxford/ World Bank); Part 4: Environment, Economic Globalisation, Technology, Immigration and Peace; 14. Global Citizenship and the Global Environment, Robin Attfield (Cardiff); 15. Living with the Big Picture: A Systems Approach to Citizenship of a Complex Planet, Christine Blackmore (Open University) & John Smyth (Paisley); 16. Economic Globalisation and Global Citizenship, David Newlands (Aberdeen); 17. Citizenship in our Globalising World of Technology, Sytse Strijbos (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam); 18. Immigration: What does Global Justice Require?, Valeria Ottonelli (Genoa); 19. Global Citizenship and Peace, Nigel Dower (Aberdeen); Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.show more

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Dower and Williams have produced an excellent beginner's guide to current debates about global citizenship and the global issues which inspire them. Their book is essential reading for anyone that wishes to know more about the increasingly important topic of global citizenship. The rich and extensive bibliography is certain to be an excellent resource for beginners and for more experienced students of this key concept in contemporary political affairs. -- Andrew Linklater, Professor of International Relations, University of Aberystwyth Valuable discussion across a broad range of issues. -- Neal Curtis, APU, Cambridge Dower and Williams have produced an excellent beginner's guide to current debates about global citizenship and the global issues which inspire them. Their book is essential reading for anyone that wishes to know more about the increasingly important topic of global citizenship. The rich and extensive bibliography is certain to be an excellent resource for beginners and for more experienced students of this key concept in contemporary political affairs. Valuable discussion across a broad range of issues.show more

About Nigel Dower

Nigel Dower is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. Publications include Ethics and Environmental Responsibility (Gower Publishing, 1989) and World Ethics: The New Agenda (1998). He is editor of the series Edinburgh Studies in World Ethics.show more

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