global citizenship – the hidden agenda

As a young high school student I can still recall my father recommending me to read Vance Packard's The Hidden Persuaders. At the same time that he gave me this book to read my dad made reference to the hidden agenda in education. He warned me, a naive young teenager, about the 'invisible' influence that schools and teachers wield on their students through curricula. In a thought provoking article in The Guardian entitled "What kind of global citizens are teachers creating?",  Caroline ...

Kant’s Cosmopolitan Vision

Any discussion on cosmopolitanism as part of the study of People, nations and cultures, should start with a close critical examination of Kant’ s Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch. (1795). In his essay, Kant introduced the idea of a loose confederation of nations, or what he calls ‘a league of nations’, which would be united by the same universal law of ‘hospitality’. However, he strongly rejected the idea of a global federation of states subjected to one single governing body, ...