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Renewing Democracy in Young America
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Renewing Democracy in Young America

Daniel Hart and James Youniss

Abstract

This book suggests that youth civic development should be promoted by providing young people with opportunities to participate in community life. This book makes four arguments. The first of these is that youth can be part of the solution to the problems of contemporary American democracy. The book then summarizes what political scientists say about contemporary politics and the systemic ills that have allowed ideological polarization to stymie the democratic process. Civic education must be located in the political context in which it occurs. This is because citizen participation reflects the ... More

Keywords: civic, development, opportunity, engagement, millennials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190641481
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190641481.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Hart, author
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University

James Youniss, author
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, The Catholic University of America