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The internet generation : engaged citizens or political dropouts

Author: Henry Milner
Publisher: Medford, Mass : Tufts University Press ; Lebanon NH : Published by University Press of New England, 2010.
Series: Civil society.
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"Henry Milner looks at the United States, Canada, Britain, Scandinavia, and the European Union to probe the decline of youth voting and attentiveness to politics, drawing lessons from observations of institutions, which could break down the wall between political life and "real" life that underlies political abstention among the Internet generation. Finding civic education the key to instilling habits of  Read more...
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Milner, Henry.
Internet generation.
Medford, Mass : Tufts University Press ; Lebanon NH : Published by University Press of New England, 2010
(DLC) 2009053157
(OCoLC)464597316
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Milner
ISBN: 9781584659129 1584659122 9781584658580 1584658584 9781584659389 1584659386 1282661094 9781282661097
OCLC Number: 649914510
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 294 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Why political dropouts matter --
Political socialization, social class, and technological transformation --
The revolution in information technology --
Political participation: do young people still vote? --
The political knowledge of emerging generations --
Political institutions: boosting informed political participation --
The electoral system --
Who should vote, and when? --
Civic education outside the classroom --
The challenge of civic education in the internet age.
Series Title: Civil society.
Responsibility: Henry Milner.

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