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The Dimensions of Global Citizenship : Political Identity Beyond the Nation-State - Darren J. O'Byrne

The Dimensions of Global Citizenship

Political Identity Beyond the Nation-State

Hardcover Published: 15th September 2003
ISBN: 9780714654447
Number Of Pages: 296

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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 Tablesp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Rediscovery of Citizenship
Introductionp. 1
Citizenship: Some Definitionsp. 3
The Four Components of Citizenshipp. 5
Membershipp. 6
Rightsp. 7
Dutiesp. 8
Participationp. 9
The Origins of Citizenshipp. 10
Alternative Citizenshipsp. 11
World Citizenshipp. 12
'Non-Modern' Citizenshipp. 13
Introduction to the Bookp. 14
Summaryp. 22
Citizenship and the Nation-State
Citizenship and the Modern Nation-Statep. 28
Citizens and Statesp. 29
The Liberal Traditionp. 31
The Communitarian Traditionp. 32
The Republican Traditionp. 33
Citizenship and Modern Societyp. 34
The Pluralist Perspectivep. 34
The Marxist Perspectivep. 35
The New Right Perspectivep. 36
The Limitations of Citizenship: Inclusion and Exclusionp. 37
Citizenship and Social Classp. 37
Citizenship and Genderp. 40
Citizenship, Culture and Ethnicityp. 42
Nationalism, Nation and Statep. 44
Summaryp. 48
World Citizenship
Introductionp. 54
The Origins of World Citizenshipp. 55
From Socrates to Senecap. 55
Religious Universalismp. 57
Modernity: The Politicization of World Citizenshipp. 58
The Two Projects of Modernityp. 60
Moral Universalism and Human Rightsp. 64
Kant and Moral Universalismp. 64
The Idea of Human Rightsp. 67
World Federalism and Functionalismp. 73
The Transformation of World Citizenshipp. 76
Modernity, Globality and Globalization
The Challenge of Globalizationp. 83
Globalizationp. 85
Globalityp. 90
Modernityp. 96
Modernity and Globalityp. 99
Summaryp. 106
Global Citizenship
Introductionp. 117
Beyond the Social Contract?p. 118
Membership of a Global Communityp. 120
Types of Global Citizenp. 123
Citizenship and the Cosmopolitan Public Spherep. 125
Performative Citizenshipp. 126
Rethinking the Statep. 128
The Challenge of Radical Democracyp. 130
A Social Theory of Global Citizenship?p. 133
Global Citizenship as Organizational Practice
Global Citizenship and Social Movementsp. 140
The World Government of World Citizensp. 142
The Philosophical Orientation of the Organizationp. 148
The Organization as Representative of Global Citizenshipp. 156
Summaryp. 163
The Construction of Political Identity
Introductionp. 167
World Citizenship as a Nation-State Constructionp. 169
Nation-State Citizenship as a Local Constructionp. 172
Cultural Identity/Political Actionp. 175
Local Citizenship as a Global Constructionp. 179
Summaryp. 180
Globality and Everyday Life
Introductionp. 185
On Globalityp. 189
Globality: Between Home and the Outside Worldp. 189
Globality: Between the Self and the Outside Worldp. 191
On Nationalism and the Nation-Statep. 194
On Rethinking Political Identityp. 200
Living the Global Cityp. 205
Summaryp. 208
The Dimensions of Global Citizenship
Introductionp. 211
Participation: From Liberal Democracy to Information Societyp. 213
Duties: From the National Interest to the Survival of the Planetp. 220
Rights: From Citizenship to Humanityp. 226
Membership: From Political State to Multicultural Societyp. 232
Summaryp. 235
Active Citizenship Today
Introductionp. 239
Globalism, the Nation-State and Valuesp. 240
Modernity and Its Conditionsp. 243
Education for Global Citizenshipp. 246
Information Technologyp. 248
Environmental Educationp. 249
Multicultural Educationp. 249
Human Rights Awarenessp. 251
Globalization and Inequalitiesp. 252
Active Citizenship Now and In the Futurep. 254
Bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780714654447
ISBN-10: 0714654442
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 15th September 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1