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1st Edition

Citizenship in a Globalised World

ISBN 9780367767297
Published June 11, 2021 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

What does it mean to be a citizen of a democracy today? This book challenges us to re- evaluate and ultimately reorient our state- based conception of democratic citizenship in order to meaningfully account for the context in which it is lived: a globalised, deeply interconnected, and deeply unjust world.

Hobden argues for a new conception of citizenship that is state- based, but globally oriented. The book presents a new account of collective responsibility that includes responsibility for a wider range of collective outcomes.

Drawing upon this account, Hobden argues that citizens can be held collectively morally responsible for the acts of their state, both domestically and internationally.

The book explores how this conception of citizenship, with its attendant collective responsibility, can speak to citizens of today: those experiencing the costs of inequality and oppression; those living under semi- and newly democratic regimes; and those living as non- citizen residents. It encourages

an active citizenship and presents innovative channels of participation, with discussions on civic education in the media and political consumerism.

Offering a new lens on citizenship in a global context, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of political theory, global justice, citizenship, democratic theory, and collective responsibility.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Concepts: States, Citizens, and Global Injustice

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The State and Justice, Globally

Chapter 3. Citizenship: A Conception

Part II. Collective Moral Responsibility for Citizens

Chapter 4. Collective Moral Responsibility: The Collective Outcome Account

Chapter 5. Closing the Gap: Responsible Collectives

Chapter 6. Citizens’ Individual Obligations

Part III. Responsibility Enacted

Chapter 7. Facing up to Complexity

Chapter 8. Citizens in a Globalised World

Chapter 9. Conclusion

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Christine Hobden is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa and an Iso Lomso Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study. From May 2021, she will be a Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Governance at the Wits School of Governance. She is a political theorist whose research focuses on citizenship, international justice, and collective responsibility.