Global society, in the broadest sense, is a term used to refer to the state of society in the age of globalization.
Definition and usage
Global society, in the broadest sense, is a term used to refer to the state of society in the age of globalization. The term has additional connotations in specific contexts. In education, the term is used to indicate a global studies set of learning objectives for students to prepare them for global citizenship (see, for example, the "Humanities for a Global Society" honors program at the University of Florida).
History of the idea
Very similar concepts were known from ancient times. For example, idea of cosmopolitanism (citizen of the world, i.e., of kosmopolitês in the ancient Greek). The concept is found in Hindu philosophy as well. A verse in Mahopanishad says Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, meaning the entire world is one family.
- Shaw, Martin (1994 (online edition, 2000)). Global Society and International Relations: Sociological Concepts and Political Perspectives. Cambridge: Polity Press.
- "Humanities for a Global Society". University of Florida. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
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