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The Rules of Engagement

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the shortcomings of the term “civic engagement” and argues that it must be reconceptualized as its constituent parts: political, social, and moral engagement—concepts that are ... More


Conclusion: Tocqueville vs. The Full Monty

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book has argued that civic engagement is a hopelessly confusing term and therefore should give way to political, social, and moral engagement. It has also critiqued idealistic conceptions of ... More


Political Engagement as Intrinsic Good: Arendt and Company

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's views on the intrinsic value of political engagement as well as her attitude toward moral engagement. It begins with a discussion of Arendt's visionary political ... More


Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Ben Berger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In ... More


Essential Solidarities for Understanding Latino Adolescents' Moral and Academic Engagement

Theresa A. Thorkildsen, Courtney J. Golant, and Elizabeth Cambray-Engstrom

in Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326819
eISBN:
9780199847532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter observes the structure of one large urban school and the community in which it is located with the aim to have a better understanding on the influence of perceived school culture on ... More


Consoling Fictions

Hyman Gross

in Crime and Punishment: A Concise Moral Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644711
eISBN:
9780191738944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644711.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines four consoling fictions which make it easier for people of moral sensibility to accept the awful business of crime and punishment. The first of these seeks to soften the idea of ... More


The Social Practices of Social Protest Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The topic of this chapter is the social practice of art that is created to energize and give expression to protest against social injustice. The chapter opens with a discussion and critique of Elaine ... More


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