Global citizenship and development: from benevolence to global justice

Baillie Smith, Matt (2016) Global citizenship and development: from benevolence to global justice. In: The Palgrave Handbook of International Development. Palgrave Handbooks . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 99-117. ISBN 9781137427243

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-42724-3_6

Abstract

This chapter presents a critical challenge to the celebration of global citizenship and its role in development. Exploring how ideas of global citizenship have played a key role in the recent popularisation of development, I show how its mainstreaming can reinforce citizenships rooted in ideas of benevolent responsibility for the other. Using research on development education and international volunteering, I demonstrate how global citizenship has become depoliticised, and how development is used to achieve wider personal, corporate, and state objectives in relation to citizenship. In this chapter, I argue that looking beyond popular global citizenship initiatives reveals a range of emerging and existent global citizenships of importance to redefining development in terms of global justice.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
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Depositing User: Matt Baillie Smith
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 11:34
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 10:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27694

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