Cultivating Democracy

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Juli 2003



Scholars across several social science disciplines have indicated that the behavior described by the term civic engagement is girded by a set of attitudes that show knowledge about, and positive evaluations of, government and politics. Drawing on extensive interviews with high school students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, this book examines the sources of those attitudes.


James G. Gimpel is a professor in the Government and Politics Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. J. Celeste Lay is a graduate student in the government and politics department at the University of Maryland, USA. Jason E. Schuknecht is a senior research analyst at Westat, Inc., Maryland, USA


"... the authors' conclusions are articulate and apt. Superintendents and school board members are sure to find material in this book that either confirms or contradicts their assumptions about the relationships among politics, schooling, and community demographics." --Thomas Fallace, Mary Washington College, American School Board Journal, 8/1/2004
EAN: 9780815731542
ISBN: 081573154X
Untertitel: Civic Environments and Political Socialization in America. Illustrations, map. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Brookings Institution
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 278 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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