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World citizenship and transnational activism


He, B, World citizenship and transnational activism, Transnational Activism in Asia: Problems of power and democracy, Routledge, N Piper and A Uhlin (ed), London, pp. 78-93. ISBN 0-415-31513-1 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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Transnational activism and globalization call into question whether world citizenship is replacing national citizenship, and whether citizenship is necessarily tied to a bounded political community (Faulks 2000: Ch. 6). William Kymlicka, David Miller and Stephen Neff stress bounded citizenship and defend the association between citizenship and nation-states (Kymlicka 1996; Miller 1999: 60-80; Neff 1999: 105-19), but Andrew Linklater (1999: 35-59), Gerard Delanty (2000) and Geoffrey Stokes (2000) argue that national citizenship is obsolete under globalization. This chapter joins the debate. It demonstrates the existence of world citizenship by examining the normative commitment, behaviour and organization of transnational civil society. Further, the chapter adds the idea of cultural equality to the notion of world citizenship in order to address problems associated with transnational activism. The chapter then presents a sceptical critique of world citizenship and discusses the Asian conditions that constrain the development of world citizenship.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:world citizenship, transnational activism, globalization, political community
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Comparative government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:He, B (Associate Professor Baogang He)
ID Code:32544
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2012-11-15

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