This book considers the philosophical, sociological and legal implications of the distinction between universal human rights accorded to all because of their membership of the human species, and the more particularistic ‘citizenship’ rights, accorded to those who are members of a political community. Contributions come from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields including education, law and political philosophy, as well as from practitioner perspectives. Contributions address the three themes of firstly whether human rights and citizenship are complementary or competing conceptions, secondly the justifications for human rights, and thirdly human rights and citizenship in different cultural contexts.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Education.
1. Introduction: Human rights and citizenship education: re-positioning the debate Dina Kiwan
2. Cosmopolitan democracy: a restatement Daniele Archibugi
3. Human rights, cosmopolitanism and utopias: implications for citizenship education Hugh Starkey
4. Being human or being a citizen? Rethinking human rights and citizenship education in the light of Agamben and Merleau-Ponty Ruyu Hung
5. Human rights and public education Bill Bowring
6. Human rights within education: assessing the justifications Tristan McCowan
7. Human rights education in Japan: an historical account, characteristics and suggestions for a better-balanced approach Sachiko Takeda
8. Human rights, education for democratic citizenship and international organisations: findings from a Kuwaiti UNESCO ASPnet school Rania Al-Nakib