Civic Participation in America (Hardback)
  • Civic Participation in America (Hardback)

Civic Participation in America (Hardback)

Hardback 195 Pages / Published: 09/11/2011
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This book argues that the declining nature of traditional forms of civic participation over the last half century are the result of the evolution of larger institutional, social, and historical forces that have favored the self-interest motivation at the expense of civic duty

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230111349
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


"A healthy democracy requires the fullest possible participation by citizens and just about everyone would agree Americans are not as involved as they should be. Quentin Kidd hopes to change that by analyzing the reasons why people choose to become active or stay passive. Kidd draws broadly on the American experience to paint a detailed picture of the history and reality of civic participation, an essential preface to successful attempts at change." Larry J. Sabato, director, University of Virginia Center for Politics, USA

"Kidd provides an unparalleled description of the evolution of institutions of civic engagement and a thought-provoking analysis of the changing motivations for political participation. Through an informative historical examination of US institutions, Civic Participation in America contextualizes Americans' citizenship and constitutes an important contribution to the literature of civic engagement." Brigid Callahan Harrison, Professor of Political Science and Law, Montclair State University, USA

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