The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service

4th Edition

Craig A Rimmerman

Routledge
Published July 27, 2010
Textbook - 241 Pages
ISBN 9780813344577 - CAT# K374403

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Summary

Why do so many Americans fail to participate in their communities' affairs? What role should the citizenry play in our political system? In addressing these concerns, this revised and updated text evaluates the dilemma of participation, civility, and stability at a time when civic indifference is a national problem. In addition to outlining the sources of this indifference, The New Citizenship suggests ways in which Americans can conquer their apathy toward government.

In this fourth edition, author and Dilemmas in American Politics series editor Craig A. Rimmerman provides new material on ACORN, the 2008 presidential election, the Obama presidency, and the impact of these recent events for college students and their conceptions of participation and citizenship.

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