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Citizen SpeakThe Democratic Imagination in American Life$
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Andrew J. Perrin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226660790

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.001.0001

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How to Use Civic Life to Build Citizenship

How to Use Civic Life to Build Citizenship

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(p.143) Chapter Eight How to Use Civic Life to Build Citizenship
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Citizen Speak
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0008

This chapter offers conclusions about the character and state of democratic citizenship, along with some principles for policy measures to address it. It argues that social policies aiming to rebuild democratic citizenship should pay attention to “citizen speak,” not just organizational membership, as a principal contributor to democracy.

Keywords:   democratic citizenship, social policies, citizen speak, democracy

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