57th out of 92 books — 21 voters
Civic Engagement in American Democracy
American democracy is in many ways more vital than ever before. Advocacy groups proliferate and formerly marginalized groups enjoy new opportunities. But worrisome trends exist. Millions of Americans are drawing back from involvements with community affairs and politics. Voters stay home; public officials grapple with distrust or indifference; and people are less likely to...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Brookings Institution Press
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Apr 01, 2008 angela rated it 3 of 5 stars
Truthfully, I've only read about half of the essays in this book (I plan to read a few more when time allows) and it's a good volume (even if the discussion of technology is a little dated). It offers a number of perspectives on civic engagement and seems to serve as a good primer for those who know very little about participation. Most of the chapters are even fairly well written!