Spanning citizenship spaces through transnational coalitions: the Global Campaign for Education.

Abstract

There are numerous challenges in building and sustaining inclusive and democratic coalitions which span multiple sites, spaces and identities of citizenship. Drawing upon the evidence from research in the UK, India and Nigeria, this chapter explores how these tensions may be negotiated in practice. Before focusing upon the case study findings, the first section of this chapter provides a brief overview of the changing governance landscape of education policies, which has given rise to the need for integrated advocacy movements, aiming to bring about mutually reinforcing changes at all levels of governance. This sets the context for considering how citizens have been mobilizing to express their citizenship and claim their rights in light of the changing global landscape, exploring how such mobilization across levels and spaces contributes to a changing sense of citizenship among those involved.

Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Gaventa, J.; Mayo, M. Spanning citizenship spaces through transnational coalitions: the Global Campaign for Education. In: Globalizing Citizens: New Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion. J. Gaventa and R. Tandon (Editors). Zed Books, London, UK (2010) ISBN 9781848134713 (Hardback)

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