In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, this book challenges the conventional wisdom that today's youth is plagued by a severe case of political apathy. In order to understand the current nature of citizen engagement, it is critical to separate political from civic engagement. Using the results from an original set of surveys and primary research, the book concludes that while older citizens participate by voting, young people engage by volunteering and being active in their communities.
|Print publication date: 2006||Print ISBN-13: 9780195183177|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183177.001.0001|