The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service / Edition 4

The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service / Edition 4

by Craig A Rimmerman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813344573

ISBN-13: 9780813344577

Pub. Date: 07/27/2010

Publisher: Westview Press


Why do so many Americans fail to participate in their communities’ affairs? What role should the citizenry play in our political system? In addressing these concerns, this revised and updated text evaluates the dilemma of participation, civility, and stability at a time when civic indifference is a national problem. In addition to outlining the sources of

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Why do so many Americans fail to participate in their communities’ affairs? What role should the citizenry play in our political system? In addressing these concerns, this revised and updated text evaluates the dilemma of participation, civility, and stability at a time when civic indifference is a national problem. In addition to outlining the sources of this indifference, The New Citizenship suggests ways in which Americans can conquer their apathy toward government.

In this fourth edition, author and Dilemmas in American Politics series editor Craig A. Rimmerman provides new material on ACORN, the 2008 presidential election, the Obama presidency, and the impact of these recent events for college students and their conceptions of participation and citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344577
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Series:
Dilemmas in American Politics
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents


Tables and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Acronyms

1 Introduction to the Core Dilemma

2 Theoretical Perspectives on the New Citizenship
The Constitutional Context for Citizen Participation
Political Socialization and Citizenship in American Politics
The Participatory Democratic Tradition
The Critique of the Democratic Theory of Elitism
The Theoretical Basis for the New Citizenship
Conclusion

3 Civic Indifference in Contemporary American Politics
Measuring Civic Indifference
American Youth and Civic Indifference
Sources of Citizen Activism
Conclusion

4 Civility, Stability, and Foundations for the New Citizenship
The Civil Rights Movement and Foundations for the New Citizenship
Challenges to the New Citizenship
Conclusion

5 Contemporary Reflections on the New Citizenship
The Me Generation
New Citizenship Components
Conclusion

6 Service Learning and the New Citizenship
Critical Education for Citizenship and Educational Approaches
The Clinton National Service Proposal and the Case for Service Learning
The Critique of Service
Civic Indifference and the New Citizenship
Conclusion

Appendix 1: The Federalist No. 10
Appendix 2: Organizations for Political, Social, and Economic Change
Discussion Questions
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
About the Book and Author
Index

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