A Quest for Shaping Global Shared Communities: A Perspective of Global Citizenship

Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)


This chapter aims to explore the quest for shaping global shared communities from a conceptual model of Trinitarian system of local citizenship, national citizenship, and global citizenship. The literature of studies on global citizenship involves the studies on topic-based review of global citizenship and the definitions and dimensions of global citizenship. Throughout reviewing the existing literature, studies of global citizenship were fundamentally related to exploring social responsibility, global competence, and civic engagement. In addition, there is growing fierce debate on examining the relations of local citizenship, national citizenship, and global citizenship, relating to trends of globalization, cosmopolitanism, global governance, and cosmopolitan contextually. In regard to these debates, the conceptual model of Trinitarian system of local citizenship, national citizenship, and global citizenship is initially proposed to figure out the implicate paradigm of examining local citizenship, national citizenship, and global citizenship through a perspective of social identity theory. The conclusion, suggestions, and remarks are separately offered to summarize citizenship locally, nationally, and globally.


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  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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