This book examines the roots of America's special patterns of civic engagement, the impact of advocacy groups and socioeconomic inequalities on the democratic process, and the long-term influence of social and cultural changes on voluntary associations and civic participation.Coleman used diagrams to demonstrate the properties of social relationships; we can do the same with elections. A simple diagram (Figure 4-1) represents the network of mutual obligations implicit in the democratic contract. It would be overlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Civic Engagement in American Democracy|
|Author||:||Theda Skocpol, Morris P. Fiorina|
|Publisher||:||Brookings Institution Press - 2004-05-13|