A New Engagement? : Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen
Eagleton Institute of Politics Rutgers Cliff Zukin Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Scott Keeter Associate Director Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Molly Andolina Assistant Professor of Political Science DePaul University, Krista Jenkins Assistant Professor of Political Science Fairleigh Dickinson University, Annenberg School for Communications University of Pennsylvania Michael X. Delli Carpini Dean
Oxford University Press, Apr 24, 2006 - Political Science - 272 pages
In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, A New Engagement challenges the conventional wisdom that today's youth is plagued by a severe case of political apathy. In order to understand the current nature of citizen engagement, it is critical to separate political from civic engagement. Using the results from an original set of surveys and the authors' own primary research, they conclude that while older citizens participate by voting, young people engage by volunteering and being active in their communities.
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