Participatory Global Citizenship: Civic Education Beyond Territoriality

Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, Volume 3(1), 2015, pp. 26-44, ISSN 2329-4175

38 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2015  

Nabih Haddad

Michigan State University - College of Education

Keren Wang

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Communication Arts & Sciences; Pennsylvania State University - School of International Affairs

Date Written: February 15, 2015

Abstract

There has been an emerging interest regarding the role of higher education as a promoter of civic education and public engagement. Amid this growing debate, the discussions have tended to remain within the scope of the nation-state. Drawing on the literature of civic engagement and citizenship, this article extends that discussion by positing universities as centers of cosmopolitanism and participatory global citizenship beyond state borders. This article argues that civic education must move past the traditional state-centric framework, and search for ways that might lead to meaningful integration of the idea of the global citizen. This article concludes by offering suggestions on how global civic education scholarship and institutional practices should proceed in ways that transcend the ossified Westphalian state ideal that has dominated the international system for centuries, and toward a new ideal grounded in global cosmopolitanism.

Keywords: civic education, global citizenship, higher education

JEL Classification: I23, H75

Suggested Citation

Haddad, Nabih and Wang, Keren, Participatory Global Citizenship: Civic Education Beyond Territoriality (February 15, 2015). Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, Volume 3(1), 2015, pp. 26-44, ISSN 2329-4175. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2565483

Nabih Haddad

Michigan State University - College of Education ( email )

Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

Keren Wang (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Communication Arts & Sciences ( email )

316 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

Pennsylvania State University - School of International Affairs ( email )

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

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