Global Citizens: Australian Activists for Change

Global Citizens: Australian Activists for Change

by Geoffrey Stokes
     
 

Against a backdrop of advancing neoliberalism and globalisation, this timely book examines nine prominent Australians from diverse backgrounds - 'global citizens' who have each enhanced public life through promoting universal values and human rights. The book charts over 50 years of campaigning, and espouses perennial causes such as peace, social justice,

Overview

Against a backdrop of advancing neoliberalism and globalisation, this timely book examines nine prominent Australians from diverse backgrounds - 'global citizens' who have each enhanced public life through promoting universal values and human rights. The book charts over 50 years of campaigning, and espouses perennial causes such as peace, social justice, ecological sustainability and gender and racial equality. Ultimately, this inspiring volume sends a message of hope for Australian society and provides a benchmark for all proponents of change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521731874
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Stokes is Professor of Politics in the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Victoria. He works in the areas of democratic theory, citizenship, Australian political thought, and public policy.

Roderic Pitty is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth.

Gary Smith is Professor and Head of the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Victoria.

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