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PAIR3043 Transformations of Citizenship in a Globalizing World

Module Overview

Citizenship denotes both a legal status of membership in a polity and a political practice of civic action. This module addresses the transformations of citizenship – and of how we think about and theorize citizenship – in a globalizing world. It addresses three (related) topics: multicultural (or post-colonial) citizenship, transnational citizenship and global citizenship.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of how processes of globalization have impacted on the theory and practice of citizenship in terms of: - the increasing diversity of state citizenries and debates concerning multiculturalism and post-colonialism, - the development of transnational forms of citizenship (such as dual nationality) and civic action across borders in relation to theories of democratic inclusion and multilevel governance, - the idea and practice of global citizenship in contemporary theoretical debates on citizenship.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify and critically engage with the transformations of citizenship in a globalizing world
  • Cogently debate and evaluate the different theoretical perspectives on transformations and their normative significance


Introduction: Transformations of Citizenship in a Globalizing World Weeks 2,3,4 – Multiculturalism, Post-Colonialism and the Challenge of Diverse Citizenship Weeks 5,6,7.8 – Transnational Citizenship and Democratic Inclusion Weeks, 9,10, 11 – The Idea of Global Citizenship: Theory and Practice.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Two lectures a week and one 2 hour workshop each fortnight.

Practical classes and workshops12
Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Wider reading or practice60
Completion of assessment task30
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Laden & Owen (2007). Multiculturalism and Political Theory. 

Tully (2014). Global Citizenship. 

Baubock (2017). Democratic Inclusion. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  ( words) 40%
Essay  ( words) 50%
Workshop activities 10%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Purchase of Baubock and Tully volumes

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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