Active citizenship is much discussed in political and academic circles, yet the party debates and proclaimed policies do not always seem clearly connected with actual practice.
In an effort to remedy this, the contributors to this book consider the possibilities for active citizenship within areas of broad concern in UK politics: young people and politics; parliaments with the people; women and equality; integrating immigrants; multiculturalism; schools; community; social inclusion and poverty; Europe; devolution; nationalisms and Britishness.
In each case the author considers the social and political consequences of the UK becoming a citizen culture, and how this aim could be achieved.
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Bernard Crick is Professor Emeritus of Politics at the Birkbeck College Andrew Lockyer is Professor of Citizenship and Social Theory at the University of Glasgow
Table of Contents
List of Contributors xiv
Introduction Andrew Lockyer 1
1 Civic Republicanism and Citizenship: the Challenge for Today Bernard Crick 16
2 Active Citizenship and Labour David Blunkett Matthew Taylor 26
3 The Fourth Principle: Sharing Power with the People of Scotland George Reid 39
4 Power and Public Services: for Customers or Citizens" David Donnison 57
5 Active Citizenship: Gender Equality and Democracy Rona Fitzgerald 71
6 What can Active Citizenship Achieve for Schools and through Schools" Pamela Munn 85
7 Active Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Mutual Understanding Dina Kiwan 100
8 Active Citizenship: for Integrating the Immigrants Elizabeth Meehan 112
9 Democratic Citizenship and Lifelong Active Learning John Annette 129
10 Active Citizenship for Europe and International Understanding Derek Heater 137
11 Young People as Active Political Citizens Andrew Lockyer 154
12 Active Citizenship and Sharing Power in Scotland: the Need to Go Beyond Devolution Kevin Francis 171
13 Identity Politics: Multiculturalism, Britishness and Europe Bernard Crick 187