A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.
Use the following links, articles and videos to understand this concept and begin to apply some characteristics to yourself.
Books, Articles and useful web resources:
- Hitt, W. (1998). The Global Citizen. Battelle Press. p3-21.
In this short chapter excerpt, Hitt explores what citizenship is and how it has evolved over time. The concept of ‘the global citizen’ is discussed by assessing the spectrum between patriotism and cosmopolitanism.
- Nussbaum, M. (1994). Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism. The Boston Review.
A lively piece written by a leading advocate of global citizenship.
- Harris, A. (2014). ‘Generation G, Global Connectedness & Global Responsibility’. International Education Association of Australia.
- Lilley, K. (2014). ‘Educating Global Citizens : Translating the ‘IDEA’ into University Organisational Practice’. International Education Association of Australia.
Two very accessible academic papers submitted to an Australian national symposium on global citizenship.
- Grimely, N. (2016). ‘Identity 2016: ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll suggests’. BBC News.
A recent news article on how people are relating to the concept of the ‘global citizen’ around the world. A by-product of globalisation perhaps?
These are both useful sites for resources and news about global citizenship.