Answer each of the following questions on the responsibilities of global citizenship. Your answer to each item should be an essay of 250 to 300 words in length. (With a typical font and spacing, this comes to between 1 and 1½ pages.) It is recommended that you refer to outside sources as you consider these issues. Be sure to document your sources correctly.
1.How would you define global citizenship? What are the characteristics of a globally competent citizen? How would you rate yourself on the degree to which you reflect various characteristics of a globally competent citizen?
2.The “Global Citizenship” chapter of the Global Challenges text refers to several types of political activities you might engage in locally. The text discusses microlending, described as “making small loans to people in need of economic development.” The text directs you to Kiva as an example of how one organization provides opportunities to participate in microlending. Examine the Kiva site, and perform some additional research to clarify your understanding of microlending. Then prepare an essay in which you advocate for an individual or group whom you believe would be deserving of a loan. Be sure that you begin by explaining the concept of microlending.
3.Explain and give an example of the concept of an economic vote.