ERIC Number: ED334112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-11
Is a Civic Culture Possible in the 1990s? A Response to "Law, Obedience, and Civil Disobedience."
Parsons, Michael H.
In one county in Maryland, less than one-third of the eligible citizens chose to participate in primary elections held in 1990. The response mirrored the rest of the nation. The participation of U.S. citizens in the policital process depends on the development of a social environment that stresses the transformation of all political subjects into participating members. Ways in which this "civic culture" may be fostered are discussed, including the role of higher education institutions in this endeavor. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at "Challenges and Choices for the Law in the 21st Century," A Community Colloquium sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council (Hagerstown, MD, October 11, 1990).