Civic Service Worldwide: Impacts and Inquiry

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Civic Service Worldwide assembles a comprehensive collection of the latest research and policy developments in civic service worldwide, with contributing authors who are global leaders in research and policy on civic service. This book will inform scholars, policy makers, and students on community, national, and international service for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765616401
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Civic Service Analysis Has Come of Age   Amitai Etzioni     ix
Preface and Acknowledgments     xv
Building Knowledge on Civic Service Worldwide   Amanda Moore McBride   Michael Sherraden   Margaret Lombe   Fengyan Tang     3
From Military Service to Civic Service: The Evolution of National Youth Service   Donald J. Eberly   Reuven Gal     17
National Service: Policy, Potential, and Effects
The Effects of National Service in Africa, With a Focus on Nigeria   Ebenezer Obadare     35
Toward Universal National Youth Service in Israel: Possible Social Capital Effects   Nicole Fleischer   Reuven Gal     60
The Effects of National Service in the United States: A Research Synthesis   James L. Perry   Ann Marie Thomson     74
Civic Service Across the Life Course
Civic Service Among Youth in Chile, Denmark, England, and the United States: A Psychological Perspective   Judith Torney-Purta   Jo-Ann Amadeo   Wendy Klandl Richardson     95
The Potential Effects of Service-Learning and Community Service in Educational Settings in Latin America   Maria Nieves Tapia     133
Youth Service and Elder Service in Comparative Perspective   Nancy Morrow-Howell   FengyanTang     157
Civic Service Across Borders
International Civic Service: A Step Toward Cooperation in a Global World   Margaret Sherrard Sherraden     181
Social Psychological Theory and the Potential for Intergroup and Ethnonational Cooperation in Civic Service Programs   Ronald Pitner     206
Impacts and Inquiry
Civic Service Across Nations and Cultures: The Range of Effects and Ways to Study Them   Justin Davis Smith   Angela Ellis Paine     223
Directions in Civic Service Scholarship: An Institutional Perspective   Amanda Moore McBride   Michael Sherraden   Natasha Menon     238
About the Editors and Contributors     255
Index     263
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