Economy and Economics

  • Reinhold Hedtke


Economics has sustainable political impact, shapes beliefs, institutions and policies and co-creates global economic reality. Therefore, citizens should be aware of economics’ ways of thinking and its impact on national and international institutions and policies. The chapter presents plural perspectives to economic globalisation. It outlines rather mixed empirical evidence. Against widespread belief, national governments are still key players of economic globalisation enjoying considerable leeway in dealing with domestic impact of globalisation. From this perspective, global citizenship education can be conceptualised as “normal” citizenship education applied to the field of global political issues.



I am very grateful for proposals from Thorsten Hippe which helped very much to conceptualise the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Social Science Education and Economic Sociology, Faculty of SociologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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