The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens

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Discipline 1 Philosophy
Discipline 2
Publication Title The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens
Description In The Future of Democracy, Peter Levine, scholar and practitioner, sounds the alarm: in recent years, young Americans have become dangerously less engaged. They are tolerant, patriotic, and idealistic, and some have invented such novel and impressive forms of civic engagement, as blogs, “buycott” movements, and transnational youth networks. But most lack the skills and opportunities they need to participate in politics or address public problems. Levine’s timely manifesto clearly explains the causes, symptoms, and repercussions of this damaging trend, and, most importantly, the means whereby America can confront and reverse it. Levine demonstrates how to change young people’s civic attitudes, skills, and knowledge and, equally importantly, to reform our institutions so that civic engagement is rewarding and effective. We must both prepare citizens for politics and improve politics for citizens.
Publication Year 2007
Publication Author Peter Levine
Publication Type Book
Publisher Tufts University Press
Major Funders
Publication Link https://www.amazon.com/Future-Democracy-Developing-Contemporary-Perspectives/dp/1611687950