Globalization, the Nation-State and the Citizen: Dilemmas and Directions for Civics and Citizenship Education / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $38.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 74%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $38.75   
  • New (5) from $123.13   
  • Used (3) from $38.75   


The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in civics and citizenship education. There have been unprecedented developments in citizenship education taking place in schools, adult education centers, or in the less formally structured spaces of media images and commentary around the world. This book provides an overview of the development of civics and citizenship education policy across a range of nation states. The contributors, all widely respected scholars in the field of civics and citizenship education, provide a thorough understanding of the different ways in which citizenship has been taken up by educators, governments and the wider public. Citizenship is never a single given, unproblematic concept, but rather its meanings have to be worked through and developed in terms of the particularities of socio-political location and history. This volume promotes a wider and more grounded understanding of the ways in which citizenship education is enacted across different nation states in order to develop education for active and participatory citizenry in both local and global contexts.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415872232
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Routledge Research in Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Reid is Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of South Australia.

Judith Gill is Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of South Australia.

Alan Sears is a Professor of Social Studies Education and a member of the Citizenship Education Research and Development Group at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Section A: Introduction 1. The Forming of Citizens in a Globalising World Alan Reid, Judith Gill and Alan Sears Section B: Case Studies 2. In Whose Interest? Australian Schooling and the Changing Contexts of Citizenship Alan Reid and Judith Gill 3. Education, Citizenship and the Construction of a New Democracy in Brazil Tristan McCowan and Cleonice Puggian 4. South African Post-Apartheid Realities and Citizenship Education Kogila Moodley 5. Citizenship Education in Pakistan: Changing Policies and Practices in Changing Social-Political Contexts Bernadette Dean 6. The Dilemmas of Singapore’s National Education in the Global Society Mark Baildon and Jasmine B-Y Sim 7. State and Civil Society Embattled in Colonialism, Capitalism and Nationalism: Civic Education and its Politics in Hong Kong Thomas Kwan-choi Tse 8. England: Searching for Citizenship Ian Davies 9. Perceptions of the Past and Education of Future Citizens in Contemporary Russia Nelli Piattoeva 10. ‘Common-sense Citizenship’, ‘Citizenship Tourism’ and Citizenship Education in an Era of Globalisation: The Case of Ireland during the Celtic Tiger Era Audrey Bryan 11. A Paradigm Shift in the Political Culture and in Educating for Citizenship? The Case of the United States of America Thomas J. Scott and John Cogan 12. The State and the Citizen in Mexican Civic Education: An Evolving Story Bradley Levinson 13. Possibilities and Problems: Citizenship Education in a Multinational State: The Case of Canada Alan Sears Section C: Reflections and Analysis 14. Oppositions and Possibilities Walter Parker 15. Citizenship and the Nation-State: Affinity, Identity and Belonging Audrey Osler 16. Neo-Statism and Post-Globalisation as Contexts for New Times Kerry Kennedy 17. Politics, Citizenship Education Policy in Twelve Countries, and Cosmopolitanism: A Commentary Yvonne Hébert

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)