9780742549609

Community Matters Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742549609

  • ISBN10:

    0742549607

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-11
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

In Community Matters: Challenges to Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, six distinguished scholars address three perennial challenges of civic life: the making of a citizen, how citizens are to agree (and disagree), and how to define the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. These essays will encourage students, academics, and interested citizens outside the academy to go farther and dig deeper into these vital issues.

Author Biography

Verna V. Gehring is editor at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Verna V. Gehring
The Challenge of Civic Engagement: An Introduction 1(6)
William A. Galston
I: The Challenge of Civic Education
Solving the Civic Achievement Gap in De Facto Segregated Schools
7(16)
Meira Levinson
Civic Education and Political Participation
23(12)
William A. Galston
II: The Challenge of Civic Debate
State Symbols and Multiculturalism
35(12)
Jacob T. Levy
Lessons from the Brooklyn Museum Controversy
47(14)
Peter Levine
III: Service in Deed?: Civic Engagement and the Prospect of Mandatory Military Service
A Sketch of Some Arguments for Conscription
61(12)
William A. Galston
Conscription---No
73(12)
Robert K. Fullinwider
Conscription: Between the Horns
85(10)
Mick Womersley
Index 95(4)
About the Editor and Contributors 99

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