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The Dimensions of Global Citizenship Political Identity Beyond the Nation-State

By Darren J. O'Byrne Copyright 2003
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The Dimensions of Global Citizenship takes issue with the assumption that ideas about global citizenship are merely Utopian ideals. The author argues that, far from being a modern phenomenon, world citizenship has existed throughout history as a radical alternative to the inadequacies of the nation-state system. Only in the post-war era has this ideal become politically meaningful. This social transformation is illustrated by references to the activities of global social movements as well as those of individual citizens.

    List of Figures and Tables, Foreword, Acknowledgements, 1. The Rediscovery of Citizenship, 2. Citizenship and the Nation-State, 3. World Citizenship, 4. Modernity, Globality and Globalization, 5. Global Citizenship, 6. Global Citizenship as Organizational Practice, 7. The Construction of Political Identity, 8. Globality and Everyday Life, 9. The Dimensions of Global Citizenship, 10. Active Citizenship Today, Bibliography, Index


    O'Byrne, Darren J.