By Aksel Braanen Sterri
A globalized international locations new calls for on us as electorate. international Citizen - demanding situations and accountability in an Interconnected international provides perception and views on what it capacity to be a citizen in a world international from Norway's so much distinctive students. It poses and solutions very important questions, comparable to which tasks and rights will we have as electorate in a globalized global; which associations are only and sustainable, and the way can an international ethic and an international worldview be reconciled with the truth that the lives of the larger a part of the Earth's inhabitants continues to be neighborhood? international Citizen - demanding situations and accountability in an Interconnected international attracts on insights from philosophy, jurisprudence, theology, and the social sciences to make clear this manifold and significant subject, with relevance for coverage makers, stakeholders, teachers, yet most vital, for us as electorate who have to take either a political and private selection on the best way to reside as a citizen in a world global.
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Even humanitarian aid has become a business. Only a massive bottom-up push can change this, a push from the consciousness and practice of caring global citizens who truly walk their talk. After living globally for almost four decades, I can attest that it can be done. More good news. All identifications are fickle, except one. Sociologist Norbert Elias said it already in 1939: ‘Only the highest level of integration, belonging to humanity, is permanent and inescapable’ (Elias 1991: 226–7). Examples from the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda show the force of this identification: some people protected potential victims at great personal risk because they saw them as ‘fellow human beings’ (Lindner 2000).
More good news. All identifications are fickle, except one. Sociologist Norbert Elias said it already in 1939: ‘Only the highest level of integration, belonging to humanity, is permanent and inescapable’ (Elias 1991: 226–7). Examples from the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda show the force of this identification: some people protected potential victims at great personal risk because they saw them as ‘fellow human beings’ (Lindner 2000). None other than philosopher and economist Amartya Sen singles out shared humanity as the most basic of shared identities (Sen 2006).
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