Global Citizenship

Underpinning the co-creation process is an ethic of active global citizenship.  As ‘citizens of the world’ whose loyalties extend beyond their local community to also encompass the ‘global community’ (Nussbaum, 2004; Wierenga and Guevara, 2013), global citizens are social actors whose energies are directed towards increased civic involvement and social transformation – an important source of motivation for effective community engagement.

Books, Articles and useful web resources:

  • Hitt, W. (1998). The Global Citizen. Battelle Press. pp.3-21.

In this book 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.
  • Nussbaum, M. (2004). Liberal Education and Global Community. Liberal Education90(1), 42-47.
  • Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2016). ‘Educating the Global Citizen’. In J. Sachs and L. Clark (Eds.), Learning Through Community Engagement: Vision and Practice in Higher Education, (pp. 65-78), Singapore: Springer.
  • Wierenga, A. and Roberto Guevara, J. (2013). Educating for Global Citizenship: A Youth-led Approach to Learning through Partnerships. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Commentaries on global citizenship from an educational perspective.

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.