An Introduction to Global Citizenship
By (author) Nigel Dower
Introduction to Global Citizenship by Nigel Dower
Book DescriptionIn this short textbook introduction to the idea of Global Citizenship, Nigel Dower examines the arguments from ethical, social and political theory for and against the view that we are global citizens. The discussion is set in its historical context but the main emphasis is on the idea of global citizenship as a cultural process, and its application in the modern world. The book is divided into three parts - the Framework, which explores the historical context and the ethical and institutional aspects of the concept of global citizenship; Applications, covering key areas of current global concern, including the environment, aid and poverty elimination, human rights, peace, and global governance; and Theoretical Issues, which explores the arguments for and against global citizenship in more depth. Key Features: * Includes a glossary of key terms * Covers ethical, social and political theory * Includes chapters on the environment, aid and poverty, human rights, peace, and global governance * Addresses key issues in contemporary political and international studies * Places issues surrounding September 11th in context of Global Citizenship * Covers role of the UN; anti-globalisation campaigns (e.g. in Genoa); corporate global citizenship; Oxfam; Amnesty International; Jubilee 2000 Assuming no prior knowledge of the area, this is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the idea of global citizenship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748614707
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ethics of War and Peace, Hardback (May 2009)
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the ethical aspects of war and peace. This book identifies and evaluates two important perspectives, militarism and pacificism. It uses a wide range of examples from across the world and includes discussion of nuclear weapons, different wars, terrorism, humanitarian intervention and human security.
Ethics of Peacebuilding, Paperback (December 2008)
Outlines the need for effective and sustainable peacebuilding in order to restore the conditions for co-existence in fractured communities around the world.
World Ethics, Hardback (September 2007)View all books by Nigel Dower
Identifies different ways of thinking about ethics, and of thinking ethically about international and global relations.
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Author Biography - Nigel Dower
Nigel Dower is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. Publications include Ethics and Environmental Responsibility (Gower Publishing, 1989) and World Ethics: The New Agenda (1998). He is editor of the series Edinburgh Studies in World Ethics.
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