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Title: International policy influencers and their agendas on global citizenship. A critical analysis of OECD and UNESCO discourses
Authors: Sousa, Pedro Ponte e
Costa, Francisca
Keywords: Global Citizenship
International service learning
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Sousa, P. P., & Costa, F. (2020). International policy influencers and their agendas on global citizenship. A critical analysis of OECD and UNESCO discourses. In The Global Citizenship Nexus: Critical Studies, pp. 153-172. London: Routledge. ISBN: 9780367335816. Disponível no Repositório UPT,
Abstract: In the spirit of Ivan Illich’s 1968 speech ‘To hell with good intentions’, the book takes aim at a ubiquitous form of contemporary ideology, namely the concept of global citizenship. Its characteristic discourse can be found inhabiting a nexus of four complexes of ‘ruling’ institutions, namely universities with their international service learning, the United Nations and allied international institutions bent on global citizenship education, international non-governmental organizations and foundations promoting social entrepreneurship, and global corporations and their mouthpieces pitching corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. The question is: in the context of Northern or Western imperialism and US-led, neoliberal, global, corporate capitalism, and the planetary Armageddon they are wringing, what is the concept of global citizenship doing for these institutions? The studies in the book put this question to each of these four institutional complexes from broadly political-economic and post-colonial premises, focusing on the concept’s discursive use, against the background of the mounting production of the global non-citizen as the global citizen’s ‘other’.
ISBN: 9780367335816
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