Citizenship is usually understood in the context of a specific country and represents the formal link between a country and a concrete person, its citizen. This link consists of rights and responsibilities. In the classic case, the country (the national governments) is supposed to secure my rights as a citizen, while I owe a set of obligations (the classical example – pay taxes). Furthermore, we could easily be sanctioned if we don’t follow these obligations. Pretty easy, isn’t it? However, when we talk about Global Citizenship, things are not that simple. We are all global citizens already, citizens of the world, regardless of whether we realize it or not, because our behaviours influence people on the other side of the globe and we are dependent on different actors and communities across borders and oceans.
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