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Mikael Sundström

Mikael Sundström

Senior lecturer

Mikael Sundström

Citizenship Education and Liberalism: A State of the Debate Analysis 1990–2010

Author

  • Mikael Sundström
  • Christian Fernández

Summary, in English

What kind of citizenship education, if any, should schools in liberal societies promote? And what ends is such education supposed to serve? Over the last decades a respectable body of literature has emerged to address these and related issues. In this state of the debate analysis we examine a sample of journal articles dealing with these very issues spanning a twenty-year period with the aim to analyse debate patterns and developments in the research field. We first carry out a qualitative analysis where we design a two-dimensional theoretical framework in order to systematise the various liberal debate positions, and make us able to study their justifications, internal tensions and engagements with other positions. In the ensuing quantitative leg of the study we carry out a quantitative bibliometric analysis where we weigh the importance of specific scholars. We finally discuss possible merits and flaws in the research field, as evidenced in and by the analysis.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2011

Language

English

Pages

363-384

Publication/Series

Studies in Philosophy and Education

Volume

30

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Citizenship education
  • Liberalism
  • State of the debate
  • Thick and thin

Status

Published

Research group

  • Politisk teori och metod

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0039-3746