Global Citizenship and Equity: Cracking the Code and Finding Decolonial Possibility

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Abstract

This chapter explores how global citizenship might address conditions of injustice and how global citizenship education might contribute to alleviating inequity in the world. Bringing together theories of global social justice and equity with colonial and decolonial thought, we can see the need for a concept of multi-scalar citizenship to describe and understand the uneven working and impact of global systems and relations on people in the world. Cognitive justice contributes to decolonized global justice and demands a radical democratization of knowledge spaces as a foundational condition of equity from all locations in a multiscalar system of relations. Global citizenship education then becomes a platform that demands decolonial relations to repair systems of inequality and inequity, recognizing that whether these exist in local contexts or beyond, they reflect local patterns and histories of exclusion and decitizenization.

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  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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