Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century (Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies) (Paperback)

Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century (Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies) By Verna V. Gehring (Editor), Meira Levinson (Contribution by), William a. Galston (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Verna V. Gehring (Editor), Meira Levinson (Contribution by), William a. Galston (Contribution by)
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Civic matters affect all members of a community and are thus of potential concern to all. In Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, six distinguished scholars address three perennial challenges of civic life: the making of a citizen, how citizens are to agree (and disagree), and how to define the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The thought-provoking essays in this volume discuss integral civic concerns such as: how can we improve civic education? How do we address controversy within our communities? What are the responsibilities of a citizen? Should the national draft be re-instated in the U.S? These essays will encourage students, academics, and interested citizens outside the academy to go farther and dig deeper into these vital issues.

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Verna V. Gehring is editor at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, and editor of Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780742549609
ISBN-10: 0742549607
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: August 11th, 2005
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy Studies