About Ron Israel

Ron Israel is co-founder and a Board member of The Global Citizens' Initiative (TGCI), a member based organization that seeks to strengthen the practice of global citizenship.

Articles by Ron Israel

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What does it mean to be a global citizen?

As technology advances and governance is increasingly conducted beyond the parameters of the nation-state, the concept of global citizenship remains mysteriously absent. What does the term mean in historical terms and what practices might help its evolution into a coherent and democratic political practice? 

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