A New Engagement? : Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen Paperback / softback
by Cliff (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Prof Zukin, Scott (Associate Director, Associate Director, Pew Research Center for the People and the Pr Keeter, Molly (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Andolina, Krista (Associate Professor of Political Science, Associate Professor of Political Science, Jenkins, Michael X. (Dean, Annenberg School of Communications, Dean, Annenberg School of Commu Delli Carpini
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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 primaryresearch, they conclude that while older citizens participate by voting, young people engage by volunteering and being active in their communities.