Politics, Global Citizenship and Implications for Education

  • Lynne Parmenter


This chapter examines politics as a perspective and context for global citizenship education. The main argument is that the politics literature provides useful notions for conceptualizing global citizenship, and raises important issues such as global political leadership, authority, legitimacy and debates over change, but that political theory on global citizenship is constrained by the reality of a world politically structured in nation-state form, together with the predominance of Western discourses and ideologies on areas related to global citizenship. Implications for education include the need for further politics research from under-represented perspectives and the potential for imagining otherwise.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Tertiary Teaching and LearningUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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