Talk:Global citizenship

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Hi Everyone,

I'm one of Richard Falk's former grad students (now a Lecturer in Politics at Virginia) and am potentially interested in helping on this page, though my first thought was to combine the first two sentences into one and say that the concept is closely related to globalization, cosmopolitanism AND world citizenship and I see people have or at least had some opinions on that so I'll just post this for now and check back later . . .

Pete Furia

P.S. Here's a link to an article I wrote on the empirical status of global citizenship if anyone's interested!

[1] -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petefuria (talkcontribs) 03:37, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

I for one think it would be wonderful if you could help clean up this page. It needs a lot of work. 94.222.212.251 (talk) 20:58, 3 May 2010 (UTC)


can anyone define globalisation? I do not have an expensive dictionary and using the internet hurts my head too much. i would like to know what major dictionaries like Merriam-Webster say what globalisation is.

UBCO Contribution[edit]

As a group project in Cosmopolitanism, we added what UBC is doing in regards to being a Global Citizen Newtonsavvis (talk) 20:25, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Not too enthusiastic about merging[edit]

World citizen is about a political goal to create democratic world institutions of which all earthlings would be citizens. Global citizenship is more vague, it is the feeling to belong to the same world. A merger might confuse those two aspects, they are certainly complementary but are not at the same level. BTW, another article about a close concept is democratic globalization, which has its own approach also. We have here quite a rich topic, and to have three article to show each side of it is quite justified. --Pgreenfinch (talk) 08:20, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

agreed. world citizen and global citizen, while similar sounding seem to be different.Twinscimitars (talk) 14:30, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree, to merge the two would deny the imminent overshadowing of the world citizen concept by the global citizenship concept. I am currently working in grad school and studying this topic, it is, simply put, the position or status of being a citizen of the whole world, with all the rights and privileges that implies. Furthermore, it is a concept that implies being a good citizen. Key parts of global citizenship include a respect for any and all fellow global citizens, no matter their race, religion or creed. It also denotes a commitment to the environment and the sustainment of the Earth. It does not; however, go as far as to say that one automatically accepts the beliefs of another citizen, but that one judges those believe with a clear, open mind and evaluates while respecting the believers right to believe what they will. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dhale77 (talkcontribs) 22:17, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I think I'm going to go ahead and take out "world citizenship." I am thinking of offering a seperate point on it, and creating a link for a potential article to be created on it.

What do others think?

Please interpret changes as *suggestions*. Global citizenship is a huge topic and I am not an expert. Circular Leaf (talk) 06:17, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

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Hi, I forgot to include reasons for the last edit.

The changes include grammar, writing style changes (for clarity and ease), and suggestions to make the article more accurate (e.g. World citizenship and qualifying some of the sentences a little bit). Feel free to discuss, ask questions, or disagree. Thank you. Circular Leaf (talk) 04:07, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

how[edit]

How exactly do you gain globak citizenship?Someone65 (talk) 10:20, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

I don't believe this article is about global citizenship in a literal sense. Rather, I interpreted global citizenship as a philosophical standpoint that people like myself take. I view myself as a citizen of the Earth first (it's my home, and yours too), having responsibilities to the entire planet and its inhabitants, so that I recognize that the actions of my country affect other nations and other fellow "citizens" or inhabitants of this planet, and so on as you scale down to more regional and then more local levels. Some would say that if everyone viewed themselves as a citizen of the world (having "global citizenship"), we might all view and treat each other differently, and have more respect for one another as fellow citizens. These are the messages I felt the article conveyed - not a literal sense of actually having and recognizing certain individuals as being global citizens of every nation. John Shandy`talk 18:23, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
hhmm. Pretty ambiguous Someone65 (talk) 18:07, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Proposal for a Major Rewrite of this Page[edit]

As this page is rambling, somewhat controversial, and confusing, what about if we reorganize it so that it looks like other articles that explain particular philosophies. Existentialsm looks like a good model. Readers of that article don't need to agree with the philosophy to understand it's meaning. Perhaps we could start with "Concepts", "History", and "Criticisms" and go from there. Would any of the previous experts who commented (or others!) be willing to help work in this direction? LizFlash (talk) 07:19, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Reorganized existing Criticism section[edit]

I have added subsections to the Criticism section. I also moved the two paragraphs that were at the bottom up into "World State is Not Desirable." I don't think the idea of global citizenship advocates for a world state, so its sort of weird that that's a criticism. Nevertheless, my goal for now is to make the article less like an essay on the subject, so that we can actually start working on improving the content of the article.

Concepts[edit]

Here is a list of concepts I think should be clarified in this article:

  • Globalization
  • Citizenship
  • Global Citizenship
  • Please add what you think!

History[edit]

This article could be improved with subsections about:

  • Cosmopolitanism in Ancient Greece
  • The Enlightenment
  • Please add what you think!

Similar Philosophies[edit]

Similar philosophies might also be a useful section. Perhaps each subsection should include a global citizenship response and a link to the page on wikipedia. Subsections could include:

  • World Citizenship
  • Global Civics
  • Democratic Globalization
  • Please add what you think!

LizFlash (talk) 15:34, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Globalization Project Proposal[edit]

In other news, I'm proposing a project where we could work together with others who care about Globalization to improve the way the subject is dealt with on Wikipedia. If you'd be interested in participating, please take a minute and check out the Globalization Project Proposal. LizFlash (talk) 17:02, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Major restructuring and re-write[edit]

This article is classified as "high priority" by WP:WikiProject Globalization and is in need of major rewrite and restructuring to address the multiple problems that have been listed. Currently, the topic has been made overly broad and may contain material already covered or that should be covered in other articles. I propose a simple outline:

  • I. Definition
  • II. Dimensions/Aspects
  • III. Criticisms
  • IV. See also
  • V. References
  • VI. Further reading
  • VII. External links

Comments made on this page are welcome! Meclee (talk) 18:45, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

A major overhaul of the article has been completed and the 'multiple problems' tag removed. Large portions of commentary have been removed as unclear in the context. I may come back and make some more connections between 'global citizenship' and 'global civics'. Meclee (talk) 00:16, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

There was a year-old merge tag on the article Mundialization proposing a merger with Globalization. I see no discussion of that on either talkpage. I have changed the tag & re-dated to propose a merger here, with Global citizenship, which seems a better fit. Another possibility is a merger with World citizen, but I've been thinking about proposing a merger of (Global citizenship & World citizen). Comments and discussion should be made here. Regards, Meclee (talk) 17:12, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

I have just proposed also a merger of World citizen into Global citizenship with the World citizen movement as a major section with little change in content. Meclee (talk) 17:36, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Where is this merge proposal up to?[edit]

I would favour the merge and might be willing to do it. --Greenmaven (talk) 18:51, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I missed this l;ast Dec.! Merger is now underway. Please propose any changes to present text on this talk page before editing article. Meclee (talk) 16:06, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Mergers[edit]

Global_citizenship#World_citizen

. Global_citizenship#Mundialization

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