The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, And Service

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We are not born citizens, but must be educated and trained to be citizens. This is the central tenet of The New Citizenship, which builds on the participatory democratic vision of the 1960s. Arguing that civic effort must go beyond merely voting, Craig Rimmerman examines grassroots mobilization, community activism, service learning, and the Internet as potential tools for confronting the breakdown of civility in U.S. politics.At the heart of The New Citizenship are the questions: Why do so many Americans fail to ...

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We are not born citizens, but must be educated and trained to be citizens. This is the central tenet of The New Citizenship, which builds on the participatory democratic vision of the 1960s. Arguing that civic effort must go beyond merely voting, Craig Rimmerman examines grassroots mobilization, community activism, service learning, and the Internet as potential tools for confronting the breakdown of civility in U.S. politics.At the heart of The New Citizenship are the questions: 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, the text both evaluates the dilemma of participation, civility, and stability at a time when civic indifference is a national problem and outlines its sources, suggesting ways in which Americans can conquer their apathy toward government. Rimmerman also identifies alternative forms of participation (besides voting) seized upon by the citizenry to register discontent with its representative government. Considerable attention is devoted to the attitudes and values of college students as they approach their roles within the larger political system.

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Craig A. Rimmerman is professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the editor of Westview Press's Dilemmas in American Politics series. He is also author of Presidency by Plebiscite: The Reagan-Bush Era in Institutional Perspective, and co-editor with Kenneth A. Wald and Clyde Wilcox of The Politics of Gay Rights.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction to the Core Dilemma 1
2 Theoretical Perspectives on the New Citizenship 11
The Constitutional Context for Citizen Participation 13
Political Socialization and Citizenship in American Politics 17
The Participatory Democratic Tradition 18
The Democratic Theory of Elitism Critique 24
The Theoretical Basis for the New Citizenship 27
3 Civic Indifference in Contemporary American Politics 29
Measuring Civic Indifference 32
American Youth and Civic Indifference 40
Sources of Citizen Activism 45
4 Civility, Stability, and Foundations for the New Citizenship 49
The Civil Rights Movement and Foundations for the New Citizenship 52
Challenges to the New Citizenship 63
5 Contemporary Reflections on the New Citizenship 73
The "Me Generation" 76
New Citizenship Components 78
Student Organizations 90
The Internet 93
6 Service Learning and the New Citizenship 97
Critical Education for Citizenship and Educational Approaches 99
The Critique of Service 104
Discussion Questions 115
Glossary 119
Appendix 1 125
Appendix 2 131
References 141
About the Book and Author 147
Index 149
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