Civic Engagement in American Democracy

ISBN-10: 0815728093

ISBN-13: 9780815728092

Edition: 1999

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 8/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Theda Skocpol is professor of government and sociology at Harvard University and the author of Boomerang: Health Care Reform and the Turn Against Government.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Making Sense of the Civic Engagement Debate
Between State and Society: Roots of American Civic Engagement
How Americans Became Civic
Organizational Repertoires and Institutional Change: Women's Groups and the Transformation of American Politics, 1890-1920
National Elections as Institutions for Generating Social Capital
Civic Life in a Changing Society
Professions and Civic Engagement: Trends in Rhetoric and Practice, 1875-1995
Vital Signs: Organizational Population Trends and Civic Engagement in New Haven, Connecticut, 1850-1998
Social Change and Civic Engagement: The Case of the PTA
Technological Change and Associational Life
Mobilizing Civic Engagement: The Changing Impact of Religious Involvement
The Ironies of Contemporary Activism
The Rise of Citizen Groups
Extreme Voices: A Dark Side of Civic Engagement
Civic Participation and the Equality Problem
Advocates without Members: The Recent Transformation of American Civic Life
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