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ERIC Number: EJ1013498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Why the Civic Engagement Movement Cannot Achieve Democratic and Justice Aims
Kliewer, Brandon W.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v19 n2 p72-79 Spr 2013
This article demonstrates how unknowing and/or unintentional commitments to neoliberal ideology adversely impact the advancement of the civic engagement movement. After considering the relevant literature on this topic, I outline how the grant-seeking process can be understood as one organizing technique that affirms structures produced by neoliberal ideology. The final section of the article encourages civic education scholars and practitioners to be more conscious of how ideology not only limits our movement's ability to achieve democratic and justice aims but also impacts other dimensions of civic engagement in higher education. (Contains 6 notes.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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