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- DescriptionThe philosopher-educator John Dewey wrote that 'Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.' In an America where every vote-though considered equally-counts for very little, Democracy's Midwife offers the vision of a new kind of democratic system: a deliberative democracy energized by an educated citizenry. Jack Crittenden's excellent new study looks behind the modern democratic rhetoric to reveal a system of government that excludes citizens from participating directly in decision-making. The book combines a thorough examination of the theoretical underpinnings of democratic education with radical solutions for the overhaul of a system of civic education dating back to the Founding Fathers. Democracy's Midwife is both a denunciation of an education system that has failed to prepare future citizens for participation in public life and a timely blueprint for the creation of a civic-minded electorate prepared for the responsibility of self-government.
- Author BiographyJack Crittenden is Associate Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University. He is the author of Beyond Individualism: Reconstituting the Liberal Self (1992).
- Author(s)Jack Crittenden
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication01/02/2002
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight404 g
- Width151 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine20 mm
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