Civic engagement in American democracy /

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Other Authors: Skocpol, Theda., Fiorina, Morris P.
Format: Book
Published: Washington, D.C. : New York : Brookings Institution Press ; Russell Sage Foundation, c1999.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface and acknowledgments. Making sense of the civic engagement debate / Theda Skocpol and Morris P. Fiorina
  • Part One, Between state and society: roots of American civic engagement. How America became civic / Theda Skocpol, with the assistance of Marshall Ganz ... [et al.]
  • Organizational repertoires and institutional change: women's groups and the transformation of American politics, 1890-1920 / Elisabeth S. Clemens
  • National elections as institutions for generating social capital / Wendy M. Rahn, John Brehm, and Neil Carlson
  • Part Two, Civic life in a changing society. Professions and civic engagement: trends in rhetoric and practice, 1875-1995 / Steven Brint and Charles S. Levy
  • Vital signs: organizational population trends and civic engagement in New Haven, Connecticut, 1850-1998 / Peter Dobkin Hall
  • Social change and civic engagement: the case of the PTA / Susan Crawford and Peggy Levitt
  • Technological change and associational life / Marcella Ridlen Ray
  • Mobilizing civic engagement: the changing impact of religious involvement / Robert Wuthnow
  • Part Three, The ironies of contemporary activism. The rise of citizen groups / Jeffrey M. Berry
  • Extreme voices: a dark side of civic engagement / Morris P. Fiorina
  • Civic participation and the equality problem / Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady
  • Advocates without members: the recent transformation of American civic life / Theda Skocpol.