Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation: Combating Civic Deficit?

Mark Chou, Jean-Paul Gagnon, Catherine Hartung, Lesley Pruitt

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    Abstract

    Prominent studies and opinion polls often claim that young people are disengaged from political institutions, distrustful of politicians, and disillusioned about democracy. Young People, Citizenship and Political Participation challenges these political stereotypes by asking whether young people have been contributing to or rectifying our civic deficit. In particular, it examines the role of civics education in addressing the so-called crisis of democracy. Turning away from conventional suggestions often advocated by politicians and educators that offer civics education as the solution, the book advances an alternate approach to civics – one that acknowledges the increasingly diverse ways in which young people are both engaging and disengaging politically.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRowman & Littlefield
    Number of pages80
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78348-993-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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