ERIC Number: ED491132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Youth Civic Engagement: An Institutional Turn. Circle Working Paper 45
Levine, Peter, Ed.; Youniss, James
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland
The papers in this collection were written by an interdisciplinary group to address two main questions: What conditions deter young 'involvement in politics and civic life? What reforms could enhance youth engagement? Most of the contributors met face-to-face in Washington, DC in March 2005 to discuss their papers and the general issue of youth civic engagement. The following were some major themes in the papers and discussion: (1) An Institutional Turn; (2) Competitiveness and Controversy in Politics; (3) Individualized Risk; (4) New Organizational Forms; and (5) Immigrant and Minority Youth. The Table of Contents appears as follows: (1) Introduction, ( Peter Levine and James Youniss); (2) What Schools Should Do to Prepare Students for Democracy (William Damon); (3) A Modest Proposal ( William A. Galston); (4) Youth At-Risk for Non-Participation ( James G. Gimpel and J. Celeste Lay); (5) The Social Psychological Implications of Political Conflict (Diana C. Mutz); (6) Youth and Political Institutions (Joel Westheimer); (7) City Designs: Building Municipal Systems for Youth Civic Engagement (Carmen Sirianni); (8) The Lifeworlds of Young People and Civic Engagement (Lewis A. Friedland and Shauna Morimoto); (9) Three Points Relevant to Research on Youth Engagement (Jane Junn); (10) Reconceptualization of Political Participation and Responsibility-Taking (Dietlind Stole in collaboration with Michele Micheletti and Marc Hooghe); (11) How Structures Influence the Politics of Engagement: Some Possibilities for Research (Joseph Kahne); (12) Proposals for Sustaining the Turnout Surge (Jane Eisner); (13) Civic Engagement in Youth from Low Income Neighborhoods: The Influence of Youth Bulges, Institutions, and Poverty (Daniel Hart ); (14) Reshaping a Developmental Theory for Political-Civic Development (James Youniss); and (15) Community Colleges (Constance A. Flanagan). References, and end notes appear following individual papers. [This paper was produced by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland.]
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Adolescents, Politics, Competition, At Risk Persons, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Role of Education, Democracy, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences, Conflict, Government Role, Poverty, Community Colleges, City Government, Voting, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.; Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC.