The biggest challenges of the 21st century require global solutions. Focussing on three of the most urgent problems of our time - climate change, conflict and poverty, and inequality - Tu Rangaranga introduces the notion of global citizenship, and what it means to be an active citizen in today' s world. If we are fundamentally linked to people around the globe by the clothes we wear, the phones we use and the resources we consume, what does this mean for the rights and responsibilities that underpin citizenship? And who, or what, should take responsibility for finding and implementing solutions to world-wide issues? It is easy to feel powerless in the face of daunting global crises, but when we take combined action we can effect change. Part of a series of books exploring and promoting citizenship in Aotearoa and beyond, Tu Rangaranga joins Tutira Mai (2021) and Turangawaewae (2017, 2022) in combining academic rigour with an examination of how to engage as an active citizen.
Sharon McLennan has a background in development studies and teaches global citizenship at Massey University. Margaret Forster (Ngati Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) is an expert in Maori knowledge systems and Maori engagement. As an Indigenous educator and researcher her work draws on Maori worldviews, understandings, and knowledge to respond to contemporary issues. Carol Neill is a senior lecturer at Massey University and has worked across multiple disciplinary areas. More recently, her research has focused on New Zealand social history. David Littlewood is an historian who has held a range of teaching positions at Massey University and has published extensively from his research. Rand Hazou is a senior lecturer at Massey University. As a theatre academic and facilitator, he has worked across a variety of creative and community contexts.
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