Civic Knowledge

Peter Levine

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195398571
Published online May 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Civic Knowledge

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This article discusses the relation between civil society and civic knowledge. It explains that civil society and knowledge are connected in three major ways in that civil society both requires and produces knowledge, and protects and strengthens the conditions under which knowledge as a public good is produced. It considers the conception of civic knowledge as knowledge that some citizens need, as knowledge that civil society generates and as knowledge that people create, use, and preserve when they act as members of a civil society.

Keywords: civic society; civic knowledge; public good; citizens; people

Article.  5669 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Comparative Politics

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