How to Use Civic Life to Build Citizenship

in Citizen Speak

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780226660790
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226660783 | DOI:
How to Use Civic Life to Build Citizenship

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This chapter offers conclusions about the character and state of democratic citizenship, along with some principles for policy measures to address it. It argues that social policies aiming to rebuild democratic citizenship should pay attention to “citizen speak,” not just organizational membership, as a principal contributor to democracy.

Keywords: democratic citizenship; social policies; citizen speak; democracy

Chapter.  3030 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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