Research at the Graduate Programme
Global Citizenship and Global Republicanism: How, if at all, to be a global citizen?
What does it take for us to live together in a just world? This question occupies political theory – yet all too often it focuses almost exclusively on the possibility of global political institutions. The role and self-understanding of political subjects have fallen from view. This is particularly surprising for the tradition of republican thought which has always assigned a central role to citizens and their civic virtues.
In my dissertation, I aim to close this gap in the literature and answer the question of what it means to be a global citizen and what we might need global citizens and global civic virtues for. I build on the philosophical tradition of republicanism as well as on participatory dialogue with Duisburg's citizens about their perspectives on global identity and solidarity.