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Re-energizing citizenship: strategies for civil renewal

Brannan, Tessa, John, Peter and Stoker, Gerry (2006) Re-energizing citizenship: strategies for civil renewal, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 232pp.

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Abstract

Re-energizing Citizenship provides a critical examination of attempts to re-invigorate citizenship in a range of contexts and offers insights into what works. In light of the challenges and complexities of our societies the tone is not celebratory nor evangelical. It is substantially empirical and hard-nosed in that it asks what prospects there are for re-engaging civil society to tackle the tough issues of youth offending, neighbourhood safety, antisocial behaviour, economic regeneration and conflict between civic groups. The malaise in civil society is seen as a key to understanding antisocial behaviour, the weaknesses of regeneration schemes and the divisions and antagonisms of our societies. Yet the resources and skills hidden away in civil society, if they could be unlocked, are seen as the key to effective intervention. The book concludes that citizens can be re-engaged providing the incentive structures and broader framing of the policy are put together in an effective manner

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Published date: October 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 47279
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47279
ISBN: 9780230500419
PURE UUID: 3e5da3b5-d463-4499-877d-4ee71d7df757

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:04

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Author: Tessa Brannan
Author: Peter John
Author: Gerry Stoker

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