Global Citizenship

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.

Two very accessible academic papers submitted to an Australian national symposium on global citizenship.

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.