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Young People as Active Political Citizens

Andrew Lockyer

in Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks at the making of young people into active citizens. It begins from the characterisation of ‘children’ as future citizens, citizens now or citizens in-the-making. The concept of ... More


Introduction

Ruth Braunstein

in Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 1 introduces readers to Interfaith, a progressive faith-based community organizing coalition, and the Patriots, a conservative Tea Party group. It depicts members of both groups struggling to ... More


Becoming Active Citizens

Ruth Braunstein

in Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on similarities in the ways in which members of Interfaith and the Patriots described their choice to become more active citizens, despite significant differences in their ... More


The market context: service–consumer

Nanna Mik-Meyer

in The Power of Citizens and Professionals in Welfare Encounters: The Influence of Bureaucracy, Market and Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526110282
eISBN:
9781526128638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110282.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the market context and examines the recent efforts of integrating norms and values from the market—such as ideals of service, freedom of choice and co-production— into present ... More


Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans across the political divide flocked to local citizens organizations, where they worked to refocus political attention on the needs of ordinary people ... More


DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Liz Richardson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal well-being ... More


New forms of citizenship and social integration in European societies

Birgit Pfau-Effinger

in The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the change in the cultural construct of the citizen of European welfare states, which can be characterised as a shift from a notion of citizenship as passive towards a model of ... More


Activating Empathetic Citizens

Caroline W. Lee

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

What are the intended outcomes of public engagement? How are they engineered? Chapter 6 looks at the authentic transformations from cynical consumers to active citizens that public engagement ... More


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