Global Citizenship Education: A Potential Contributing Factor to Youth Radicalization and Terrorism Engagement

Mambo Tabu Masinda


Radicalization and terrorism engagement studies are complicated waters to swim in due to the complexity of many involved variables. I argue that global citizenship education contributes to youth radicalization and terrorism engagement once they realize that global citizenship values are incongruent with local and global adult economic and sociopolitical practices. The discussion elaborates on global citizenship values promoted by global citizenship education and its potential link between youth radicalization and terrorism engagement. The discussion suggests the stronger youth global values the more likely they will radicalize and engage in terrorism.

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