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- DescriptionMany political observers, struck by low turut rates among young voters, are pessimistic about the future of democracy in Canada and other Western nations. Citizens in general are disengaged from politics, and young people in particular are said to be adrift in a sea of apathy. Building on these observations, Paul Howe examines patterns of participation and engagement from both the past and present, concluding that young Canadians are, in fact, increasingly detached from the political and civic life of the country. Two key trends underlie this development: waning political kwledge and attentiveness and generational changes in the rms and values that sustain social integration. As Citizens Adrift shows, putting young people back on the path towards engaged citizenship requires a holistic approach, one which ackwledges that democratic engagement extends beyond the realm of formal politics.
- Author BiographyPaul Howe is a professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.
- PrizesWinner of Canadian Political Science Association Donald Smiley Prize 2011.
- Author(s)Paul Howe
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication21/04/2011
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures, graphs
- Weight456 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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