Border cosmopolitanism in critical peace education

Golding, David (2017) Border cosmopolitanism in critical peace education. Journal of Peace Education, 14 (2). pp. 155-175. ISSN 1740-0201

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This paper intends to contribute to recent developments in the theory of critical peace education. The role of cosmopolitanism in critical peace education is examined, particularly in relation to universal moral inclusion, secularism and universalism. It is then recommended that critical peace education draw from post-universalist and dialogical approaches to cosmopolitanism. Walter Mignolo’s border cosmopolitanism is suggested as a decolonising framework for critical peace education. This would entail the theory of critical peace education orienting itself towards the aim of reconsidering cosmopolitanism from the perspective of coloniality. Connections are drawn between border cosmopolitanism and Paulo Freire’s problem-posing education. The result is a vision for critical peace education to empower participants through centring personal and lived experience in critical deconstructions of cosmopolitan discourses.

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Journal of Peace Education
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Peace Education on 05/05/2017, available online:
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?? cosmopolitanismcritical peace educationcritical pedagogysociology and political sciencepolitical science and international relationseducation ??
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