1st Edition

Democratic Education in a Globalized World A Normative Theory

By Julian Culp Copyright 2019
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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 


    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.

    "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

    "In an age when citizens’ fates are connected across borders – by climate change, migration, international trade and finance, and more – democratic agency must also cross borders. Julian Culp makes a compelling case that education for citizenship within democratic countries is not adequate to the demands of democratic justice in a global era. His important book offers a bold vision of global democratic citizenship education anchored by a robust account of global political justice. Democratic theorists, political philosophers, and philosophers of education have much to learn from this book." 
    Melissa S. Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada

    "Die ausgezeichnete Studie von Julian Culp dürfte vor allem die Aufmerksamkeit all denjenigen Wissenschaftler/innen auf sich ziehen, die an der Schnittstelle zwischen Bildungsphilosophie und Politischer Philosophie forschen."
    "Julian Culp’s excellent study should be of interest to all those scholars who work at the intersection of philosophy of education and political philosophy."
    Krassimir Stojanov, Journal of International Education Research and Development Education (ZEP), Issue 4/2019, Germany