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

Paperback | May 18, 2006

byCliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina

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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 currentnature 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 intheir communities.

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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 currentnature of citizen engagement, it is critical t...

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 Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:May 18, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Coming of Age in a Post Boomer World3. Engagement in Public Life4. Through the Looking Glass5. Generational Pathways to Participation6. Where do Young People Stand Politically?7. Civic Engagement, Political Engagement and Generational ChangeAppendixNotesBibliographyIndex

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"This book builds on previous literature to paint an important picture of generational engagement. Further, the nuances of this book's argument are both notable and intriguing. Indeed, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of citizen engagement that undoubtedly will leadto additional research and new hypotheses."--Public Opinion Quarterly