Explores the impact of globalization upon citizenship, with special reference to the transitional challenge that globalisation poses. It also examines how different concepts, theories and practices of citizenship are evolving in response to globalisation and that seek to modify its impact. Australian authors.
Contents: PART 1. Globalisation: challenges to traditional conceptions of citizenship -- 1. Theorising citizenship in a global age -- 2. Globalisation and citizenship in Japan -- 3. Chinese citizenship and globalisation -- PART 2. Prospects for the development of global citizenship and democracy -- 4. Journalism and democracy across borders -- 5. Global citizenship: a realist critique -- 6. Cosmopolitanism and republican citizenship -- 7. Friends, citizens and globalisation -- 8. Particularism, human rights and the transnational challenge -- PART 3. New transnational citizenships and new civil society spaces -- 9. Transnational citizenship and direct action -- 10 Social movement unionism -- 11. Can corporations be citizens? -- 12. Transnational activism and indigenous rights: Implications for national citizenship -- 13. Globalization and practical utopianism.