Citizenship in Britain
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BeschreibungThe concept of citizenship is currently the focus of discussion by the media, politicians and academics, because of a generally perceived growth in public disaffection and apathy. Presenting the first comprehensive study of British citizenship, this book is comprised of surveys of political participation and voluntary activities, as well as the beliefs and values which support them. The authors provide a sophisticated discussion of the concept of citizenship, and the consequences of a lack of civic engagement in a modern democracy.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1. Theories of citizenship; Part I. Understanding Citizenship: 2. Civic beliefs and citizenship; 3. Civic behaviour and citizenship: macro politics; 4. Civic behaviour and citizenship: micro politics; Part II. Modelling Citizenship: 5. Alternative theories of citizenship; 6. Testing rival theories of citizenship; Part III. The Consequences of Citizenship: 7. So what? The consequences; 8. The dynamics of citizenship; 9. Conclusions.
PortraitCharles Pattie is Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. His publications include From Votes to Seats: The Operation of the UK Electoral System since 1945 (with R. J. Johnston, D. F. L. Dorling and D. J. Rossiter, 2001) and Scotland Decides: The Devolution Issue and the Scottish Referendum (with James Mitchell, David Denver and Hugh Bochel, 2000). Patrick Seyd is Emeritus Professor of Politicsat the University of Sheffield. His recent publications include New Labour at the Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership (with Paul Whiteley, 2002) and High Intensity Participation: The Dynamics of Party Activism in Britain (with Paul Whiteley, 2002). Paul Whiteley is Professor of Government at the University of Essex. His recent publications include New Labour at the Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership (with Patrick Seyd, 2002) and High Intensity Participation: The Dynamics of Party Activism in Britain (with Patrick Seyd, 2002).
Pressestimmen'A marvelous book, so well-written that it cannot be put down. It covers all you might want to know about British citizenship, from attitudes to behaviour, from participation in politics to what people do about their neighbourhood and about the causes they support. And when one closes the volume on finds that one is, as the authors are, cautiously optimistic.' Professor Jean Blondel, European University Institute and University of Siena 'It is a challenging conclusion to an impressive and important book that should be required reading for everyone in public service, elected and non-elected, wanting to understand how society ticks today.' Public Servant 'Here are findings of real public concern.' The Independent '... an impressive book that will be widely referenced over the next decade.' Representation
Untertitel: Values, Participation and Democracy. 93 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 366 Seiten