The concept and experience of global citizenship is universally relevant as the vast majority of the population of the world today engages with both globalization and citizenship in some form. However, the form it takes varies, and this entry traces its development and variations. The reach of global citizenship, together with the ambiguity of the term, allows for a global discursive space in which associated concepts and perspectives can be created and negotiated in accordance with a wide range of theoretical, disciplinary, geographical, political, and cultural concerns. However, the global discourse of global citizenship is not globally representative. This is not an issue unique to global citizenship education but reflects what Michel Foucault refers to as the “regime of truth,” which favors Western humanism and ...

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