Globalization and Global Citizenship examines the meaning and realities of global citizenship as a manifestation of recent trends in globalization. In an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters outline and analyse the most significant dimensions of global citizenship, including transnational, historical, and cultural variations in its practice; foreign and domestic policy influences; and its impact on personal identities. The contributions ask and explore questions that are of immediate relevance for today’s scholars, including:
- How does globalization in its current form present a new set of challenges for states, non-state actors, and individual citizens?
- How has globalization diminished, expanded, or complicated notions of citizenship?
- What rights could exist outside the context of state sovereignty?
- How can social accountability be imagined beyond the borders of towns, cities, or states?
- What forms of political representational legitimacy could be productive on the global level?
- When is it useful, possible or desirable for individuals to identify with global political communities?
Drawing together a broad range of contributors and cutting edge research the volume offers chapters that seek to reflect the full spectrum of approaches and topics, providing a valuable resource which highlights the value of an extended and thoughtful study of the idea and practice of global citizenship within a broader consideration of the processes of globalization. It will be of great use to graduates and scholars of international relations, sociology, and global studies/affairs, as well as globalization.