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Why we vote : how schools and communities shape our civic life

Author: David E Campbell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2008.
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Why do more people vote - or get involved in other civic and political activities - in some communities than in others? This book demonstrates that our communities shape our civic and political  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Campbell
ISBN: 9780691138299 069113829X
OCLC Number: 231587195
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xiv, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Acknowledgments xiii Chapter One: Introduction: Voting Alone 1 Part One: What You Do Now Depends on Where You Are Now 11 Chapter Two: Putting Madison and Tocqueville to the Test: The Dual Motivations Theory of Public Engagement 13 Chapter Three: Further Implications of the Dual Motivations Theory 50 Chapter Four: Social Networks 76 Part Two: What You Did Then Depends on Where You Were Then 93 Chapter Five: Social Environments and Adolescents' Public Engagement 95 Part Three: What You Do Now Depends on What You Did Then 129 Chapter Six: The Links between Adolescents' and Adults' Public Engagement 131 Part Four: What You Do Now Depends on Where You Were Then 145 Chapter Seven: Adolescents' Social Environments and Adults' Public Engagement: The Civic Motivation Model 147 Chapter Eight: Conclusion: Implications for Theory and Policy 180 Appendix A: Data Sources 201 Appendix B: Questions from the 1996 National Election Study Used in Table 2.1 and Figure 2.4 204 Appendix C: Full Results of Models Discussed in the Text 208 Notes 223 Bibliography 243 Index 261
Responsibility: David E. Campbell.

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"[A]n impressive study... Extremely compelling and provocative... Why We Vote challenges us to think seriously about the role of schools in society."--Andre Blais, Science Magazine "In this Read more...

 
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