A New Engagement? : Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen: Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

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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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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Coming of Age in a PostBoomer World
17
3 Engagement in Public Life
49
Attitudes toward Public Engagement through a Prism of Cohorts
89
5 Generational Pathways to Participation
121
6 Where Do Young People Stand Politically?
155
7 Civic Engagement Political Engagement and Generational Change
185
Appendix
211
Notes
225
Bibliography
235
Index
245
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