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Analysis of Practice III: The Other Who Desperately Needs Our Leadership

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This case study examines a four-day training course for the Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign that was offered by a nongovernmental organization (NGOB) to “young activists” in the United Kingdom aged between 18 and 30 who “had an enthusiasm for issues related to overcoming poverty and suffering” (NGOB 2005, 1). The data includes ethnographic notes collected during the event, as well as communications with participants and organizers. This case study problematizes the relationship between an alleged active global citizenship (promoted through philanthropic activism/altruism) and an ethnocentric (capitalist) epistemology where civic participation, altruism and philanthropy can only be conceptualized as acts of self-interest.

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  • Global Governance
  • Civic Participation
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debt Relief
  • Campaign Issue

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  1. Biesta, Gert. 2010. ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’: Deconstructive Pragmatism as a Philosophy of Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 42(7):710–727.

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Andreotti, V. (2011). Analysis of Practice III: The Other Who Desperately Needs Our Leadership. In: Actionable Postcolonial Theory in Education. Postcolonial Studies in Education. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230337794_11

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