A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

A New Engagement?: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

by Cliff Zukin, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Molly Andolina, Scott Keeter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195183169

ISBN-13: 9780195183160

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, A New Engagement challenges the conventional wisdom that today's youth is plagued by a severe case of political apathy. In order to understand the current nature of citizen engagement, it is critical to separate political from

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Overview

In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, A New Engagement challenges the conventional wisdom that today's youth is plagued by a severe case of political apathy. In order to understand the current nature of citizen engagement, it is critical to separate political from civic engagement. Using the results from an original set of surveys and the authors' own primary research, they conclude that while older citizens participate by voting, young people engage by volunteering and being active in their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195183160
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2Coming of age in a post-boomer world17
3Engagement in public life49
4Through the looking glass : attitudes toward public engagement through a prism of cohorts89
5Generational pathways to participation121
6Where do young people stand politically?155
7Civic engagement, political engagement, and generational change185

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