The Good Citizen

The Good Citizen

How A Younger Generation Is Reshaping American Politics

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Against the literature bemoaning the decline of citizenship in the United States, Dalton (political science, U. of California at Irvine) argues that shifting demographics and generational change are instead heralding merely a shift in citizenship norms. He argues that American society is witnessing a shift from more traditional duty-based citizenship, which stresses voting, paying taxes, belonging to a political party, and similar concepts of the formal obligations and rights of citizenship, to norms of "engaged citizenship," which promotes other forms of political action, from volunteerism to public protest, and is shaped by different political values, including distrust of government, support for social programs, and political tolerance. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2008
Description: xvi, 200 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780872895386
Branch Call Number: 324.0835 Dal


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