A New Engagement?

A New Engagement? : Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

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In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, A New Engagement challenges the conventional wisdom that today's youth is plagued by a severe case of political apathy. In order to understand the current nature of citizen engagement, it is critical to separate political from civic engagement. Using the results from an original set of surveys and the authors' own primary research, they conclude that while older citizens participate by voting, young people engage by volunteering and being active in their communities.show more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 26 line illus.
  • 0195183169
  • 9780195183160

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"This book is an outstanding study of shifting patterns of civic engagement among successive generations of American citizens. A key finding: generational differences matter, and we should pay more attention to indications of declining political involvement among young adults."-William A. Galston, Saul Stern Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Marylandshow more

About Cliff Zukin

Cliff Zukin is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He is President of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Scott Keeter is Director of Survey Research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. Molly W. Andolina is Assistant Professor of Political Science at DePaul University. Krista Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Michael X. Delli Carpini is Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.show more

Table of contents

Foreword/Acknowledgements ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Coming of Age in a Post Boomer World ; 3. Engagement in Public Life ; 4. Through the Looking Glass ; 5. Generational Pathways to Participation ; 6. Where do Young People Stand Politically? ; 7. Civic Engagement, Political Engagement and ; GENERATIONAL CHANGE ; Appendix ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Indexshow more

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