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Democratic Education in a Globalized World

A Normative Theory, 1st Edition

By Julian Culp


196 pages

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Due to the economic and social effects of globalization democracy is currently in crisis in many states around the world. This book suggests that solving this crisis requires rethinking democratic education. It argues that educational public policy must cultivate democratic relationships not only within but also across and between states, and that such policy must empower citizens to exercise democratic control in domestic as well as in inter- and transnational politics. 

Democratic Education in a Globalized World articulates and defends democratic conceptions of global citizenship education and educational justice on the basis of a democratic understanding of global justice. It will be of interest to researchers across the fields of education, political theory, philosophy, development and postcolonial studies.


"Global democratic education is one of the most important tools for advancing global justice. In this important new book, Julian Culp argues against methodological nationalism in education and defends both a cosmopolitan right to democratic education and educational reforms enabling genuinely transnational processes of opinion formation. The book is an exciting invitation to engage with a topic that has been unjustly neglected for a long time." --Lea Ypi, Professor in Political Theory, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. Global Democratic Justice as the Normative Ground of Educational Public Policy

3. Global Democratic Educational Justice

4. Global Democratic Citizenship Education

5. Global Citizenship Education as Transnational Democratic Conscientization

6. Critiques of Autonomy and of Education for Autonomy

7. Postcolonial Critiques of Democratic Education

8. Conclusion


About the Author

Julian Culp is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. and Habilitation in Philosophy from the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries