Civic Engagement in American Democracy

Civic Engagement in American Democracy

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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


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