1st Edition

Globalization and Global Citizenship Interdisciplinary Approaches

Edited By Irene Langran, Tammy Birk Copyright 2016
    280 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Globalization and Global Citizenship examines the meaning and realities of global citizenship as a manifestation of recent trends in globalization. In an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters outline and analyse the most significant dimensions of global citizenship, including transnational, historical, and cultural variations in its practice; foreign and domestic policy influences; and its impact on personal identities. The contributions ask and explore questions that are of immediate relevance for today’s scholars, including:

    • How does globalization in its current form present a new set of challenges for states, non-state actors, and individual citizens?
    • How has globalization diminished, expanded, or complicated notions of citizenship?
    • What rights could exist outside the context of state sovereignty?
    • How can social accountability be imagined beyond the borders of towns, cities, or states?
    • What forms of political representational legitimacy could be productive on the global level?
    • When is it useful, possible or desirable for individuals to identify with global political communities?

    Drawing together a broad range of contributors and cutting edge research the volume offers chapters that seek to reflect the full spectrum of approaches and topics, providing a valuable resource which highlights the value of an extended and thoughtful study of the idea and practice of global citizenship within a broader consideration of the processes of globalization. It will be of great use to graduates and scholars of international relations, sociology, and global studies/affairs, as well as globalization.


    [Irene Langran]

    Introduction to Part I: Conceptual and Historical Contexts

    [Tammy Birk]

    Chapter 1: Historical Origins of Global Citizenship

    [April Carter]

    Chapter 2 : Global Citizenship in a Post-Westphalian AgeI

    [Irene Langran]

    Chapter 3: Critical Cosmopolitanism as a New Paradigm for Global Learning

    [Tammy Birk]

    Chapter 4: Technology’s Role in Global Citizenship Education

    [Elizabeth Langran and Irene Langran]

    Chapter 5: Global, Citizenship and Education as Discursive Fields: Towards Disrupting the Reproduction of Colonial Systems of Power

    [Karen Pashby]

    Chapter 6: Cosmopolitan Appropriation or Learning? Relation and Action in Global Citizenship Education

    [David Jefferess]

    Chapter 7: International Law, Citizenship and Changing Conceptions of Justice

    [David Armstrong]

    Chapter 8 : Global Citizenship as Public Pedagogy: Emotional Tourism, Feel Good Humanitarianism, and the Personalisation of Development

    [Audrey Bryan]

    Chapter 9: The Geopolitics of Global Citizenship

    [Lowell Gustafson]

    Chapter 10 : How "Global" Can We Be? Insights from the Environmental Field

    [Barton A. Thompson]

    Chapter 11: Dismounting the Tiger: From Empire to Global Citizenship through Pragmatism

    [Terrance MacMullan]

    Introduction to Part II: Identity, Belonging, and Global Citizenship on Location

    [Tammy Birk]

    Chapter 12: Where are the Global Citizens?

    [Peter A. Furia]

    Chapter 13: Age and Global Citizenship Attitudes

    [Brittany H. Bramlett]

    Chapter 14: China and the World: Convergence on Global Governance, Divergence on Global Citizenship?

    [Johan Lagerkvist]

    Chapter 15: Global Citizenship in the Middle East: Presence and Prospects

    [Vaughn P. Shannon]

    Chapter 16: An Assessment of Southeast Asian Regional Identity

    [Shaun Narine]

    Chapter 17: The Rhetoric of Globalization and Global Citizenship: Reconstructing Active Citizenships in Post-cold War Sub-Saharan Africa

    [Ali A. Abdi]


    Irene Langran is Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science, at Albright College, USA

    Tammy Birk is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Otterbein University, USA.