Books and Articles


Abdi, A. A. & Shultz, L. (Eds.) (2008). Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. Albany, NY: SUNY press.

Abdi, A. A. & Richardson, G, (Eds.) (2008). Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Dower, N. (2003). An Introduction to Global Citizenship. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

O'Sullivan, M. & Pashby, K. (2008).  Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization: Canadian Perspectives.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Peters, M.A., Britton, A. & Blee, H. (2008).  Global Citizenship Education: Philosophy, Theory and Pedagogy.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Shultz, L., Abdi, A. & Richardson, G. (2011), Global citizenship education in post-secondary institutions. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

(categorized by themes)

Conceptualizing and Theorizing Global Citizenship

Weston, B. (2006). Human rights: concept and content. In R. Claude & B. Weston (Eds.), Human rights in the world community: issues and action. U of Pennsylvania Press.

Abdi, A. (2011). De-monoculturalizing Global Citizenship Education: The Need for Multicentric Intentions and Practices. New York: Peter Lang.

Shultz, L. (2011). Engaging the Multiple Discourses of Global Citizenship Education within a Canadian University: Deliberation, Contestation, and Social Justice Possibilities. In L. Shultz et al., Global citizenship education in post-secondary institutions. New York: Peter Lang.

Davies, L. (2006). Global citizenship; abstraction or framework for action? Educational Review, 58(1).  5-25.

Dower, N. (2000). The Idea of Global Citizenship- A Sympathetic Assessment. Global Society, 14(4).  553-567.

Acts and Practices of Global Citizenship: Voices, Places

Isin. E. (2008). Theorizing acts of citizenship. In E. Isin & G. Nielsen (Eds.), Acts of citizenship. London: Zed Books.

Sassen, S. (2004). Repositioning citizenship. In A. Brysk & G. Shafir (Eds.), People out of place: globalization, human rights and the citizenship gap. New York: Routledge.

Gruenwold, D. (2009). The Best of Both Worlds: A Critical Pedagogy of Place.

Dower, N.  (2008). Are We All Global Citizens, or Are Only Some of Us Global Citizens?  In A. Abdi & L. Shultz (Eds.), Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. 39-53.

Global Citizenship and Globalization

McMichael, P. (2004). Globalization: myths and realities. In J. Roberts & A. Hite (Eds.), From modernization to globalization: perspectives on development and social change. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Stevis, D. & Boswell, T. (200). Globalization and global governance. In D. Stevis & T. Boswell, Globalization and labour: democratizing global governance. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bello, W. (2002). The alternative: deglobalization. In W. Bello, Deglobalization: ideas for a new world economy. London: Zed Books.

Cosmopolitan Citizenships

Petito, F. (2009). Civilizational dialogue as alternative to world order. In M. Michael & F. Petito (Eds.), Civilizational dialogue and world order: the other politics of cultures, religions and civilizations in international relations. New York: Plagrave.

Benahbib, S. (2006). Democratic iterations: the local, the national and the global. In S. Benhabib, Another cosmopolitanism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mignolo, W. (2000). The many faces of cosmo-polis: border thinking and critical cosmopolitanism. Public Culture, 12(3), 721-748.

Global citizenship and social justice

Fraser, N. (2009). Reframing justice in a globalizing world. In N. Fraser, Scales of Justice: reimagining political space in a globalizing world. New York: Columbia University Press..

Brock, Gillian (2009). A cosmopolitan model of global justice: the basic framework. In G. Brock, Global Justice: a cosmopolitan account. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nyers, P. (2008). No one is illegal: between city and nation. In E. Isin & G. Nielsen (Eds.), Acts of citizenship. London: Zed Books.

Ottonelli, V. Immigration: What does global justice require? In Dower (2002) Global Citizenship.

Gender and global citizenship

Hutchings, K. (2002). Feminism and Global Citizenship in N. Dower & J. Williams (Eds) Global citizenship: A critical reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Ghosh, R. (2008). The short history of women, human rights and global citizenship. In A. Abdi & L. Shultz (Eds.), Educating for human rights and global citizenship. New York: Palgrave.

Brooks, A. (2001). Citizenship, identity and social justice: the intersection of feminist and postcolonial discourses. In M. Arnot & J. Dillabough (Eds.), Challenging democracy: international perspectives on gender, education and citizenship. New York: Routledge.

Ecological Global Citizenship I: The Environment

Dobson, A. (2005). Ecological citizenship. In J. Dryzek & D. Schlossberg Eds.), Debating the earth: the environmental politics reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shiva, V. (2005). Earth democracy. In V. Shiva, Earth democracy: justice, sustainability and peace. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Korgman, N. & Foote, L. (2011) Global Citizenship and the Environment: Embracing Life in All its Forms. In L. Shultz et al., Global citizenship education in post-secondary institutions. New York: Peter Lang.

Ecological Citizenship II: Science in the Public Good and other Rights

Lee, R. (2007). Science wars: whither two cultures. In B. de Sousa Santos (Ed.), Cognitive justice in a global world: prudent knowledges for a decent life. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Swanimathan, M.S. (2000). Science in response to basic human needs. Science, January 21, 287(5452)425

Shiva, V. (2002). Water rights: the state, the market and the community. In V. Shiva, Water rights: privatization, pollution and profit. Toronto: BTL.

Swanimathan, M.S. (2001). Ecology and equity: key determinants of sustainable water security. Water Science Technology, 43(4) 35-44.

Indigenous Life systems as Platforms of Citizenship

Battiste, M. (2000). Maintaining Aboriginal identity, language and culture in modern society. In M. Battiste (Ed.), Reclaiming indigenous voice and vision. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Young, I. (2007). Hybrid democracy: Iroquois federalism and postcolonial project. In Global challenges: war, self determination and responsibility for justice. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

Odora-Hopers, C. (2009). From Bandit colonialism to modern triage society. : towards a moral and cognitive reconstruction of knowledge and citizenship. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, 4(2), 168-180.

Educating for democratic and citizenship development

Reich, K. (2008). Democracy and education after Dewey: pragmatist implications for constructivist pedagogy. In J. Garrison (Ed.), Reconstructing democracy, recontextualizing Dewey: Pragmatism and interactive constructivism in the twenty-first century. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Pike, G. (2008). Reconstructing the legend: educating for global citizenship. In In A. Abdi & L.Shultz (Eds.), Educating for human rights and global citizenship. New York: Palgrave.

Richardson, G. (2008). Within the liminal space: repositioning global citizenship education as politics of encounter, disruption and transcendence. In A. Abdi & R. Richardson (Eds.), Decolonizing democratic education: transdisciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Abdi, Ali A. (2008). Democratic development and prospects for citizenship education: theoretical perspectives on Sub-Saharan Africa. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 39(2), 151-166. 

Westheimer, J., & Kahne, J. (2004). What kind of citizen? The politics of educating for democracy. American Educational Research Journal, 41(2): 237-269.