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The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement

S. Mark Pancer


Research has shown a marked decline in civic engagement over the last 30 years. People are voting less, participating in fewer community organizations, and, in general, are less connected to their communities and their nation. This book focuses on active citizenship and civic participation—the ways in which individuals form connections with their communities through activities such as volunteering, joining school and community groups, participating in politics, or becoming involved in social activism and social movements. It examines the role that families and peers play, as well as the role t ... More

Keywords: civic engagement, active citizenship, volunteering, politics, social activism, social movements, schools, neighborhoods, churches, workplaces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199752126
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. Mark Pancer, author
Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University