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Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Bernard Crick and Andrew Lockyer

Abstract

This book gathers a group of political actors and academics who believe that a radically more active citizenship is a worthy aim. They spell out how it can be achieved in their particular area of concern, looking at the obstacles and how they might be overcome. Together, they show us how we can realise the dream of a citizen culture and the benefits that it would bring for democracy in the United Kingdom. The first and final chapters set the tone, respectively, on civic republicanism today and political identity. Other chapters consider active citizenship in relation to: Labour government poli ... More

Keywords: active citizenship, citizen culture, democracy, civic republicanism, political identity, government policy, devolution, public services, gender equality, schools

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638666
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Crick, editor

Andrew Lockyer, editor