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Published: 08 February 2018

182 Pages


ISBN: 9780190641481

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Renewing Democracy in Young America

Daniel Hart and James Youniss

  • Argues that citizenship is a long-term psychological identity and that it's critical for youth to participate as citizens during the time of their identity formation
  • Proposes that 16- and 17-year-olds be able to vote in municipal elections and suggests that schools create science-based, community-oriented environmental engagement programs
  • Provides concrete examples of how long-term commitment to civic duties can be cultivated in youth through hands-on experiences
  • Considers how a generation arrives at its distinctive orientations toward society and politics with a look at Millennials specifically
  • Examines how educational opportunity leads to unexpected achievement, and how economic-educational opportunity leads to citizenship

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