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Title Civic engagement in American democracy / Theda Skocpol, Morris P. Fiorina, editors.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press ; New York : Russell Sage Foundation, [1999]

Subject Political participation -- United States.
Civil society -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
Alt Name Skocpol, Theda.
Fiorina, Morris P.
Description viii, 528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface and acknowledgments. Making sense of the civic engagement debate / Theda Skocpol and Morris P. Fiorina -- Part One, Between state and society: roots of American civic engagement. How America became civic / Theda Skocpol, with the assistance of Marshall Ganz ... [et al.] -- Organizational repertoires and institutional change: women's groups and the transformation of American politics, 1890-1920 / Elisabeth S. Clemens -- National elections as institutions for generating social capital / Wendy M. Rahn, John Brehm, and Neil Carlson -- Part Two, Civic life in a changing society. Professions and civic engagement: trends in rhetoric and practice, 1875-1995 / Steven Brint and Charles S. Levy -- Vital signs: organizational population trends and civic engagement in New Haven, Connecticut, 1850-1998 / Peter Dobkin Hall -- Social change and civic engagement: the case of the PTA / Susan Crawford and Peggy Levitt -- Technological change and associational life / Marcella Ridlen Ray -- Mobilizing civic engagement: the changing impact of religious involvement / Robert Wuthnow -- Part Three, The ironies of contemporary activism. The rise of citizen groups / Jeffrey M. Berry -- Extreme voices: a dark side of civic engagement / Morris P. Fiorina -- Civic participation and the equality problem / Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady -- Advocates without members: the recent transformation of American civic life / Theda Skocpol.
ISBN 0815728107 (cloth : alk. paper)
0815728093 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 41278339
Table of Contents
 Preface and Acknowledgments 
 1Making Sense of the Civic Engagement Debate / Theda Skocpol, Morris P. Fiorina1
Pt. 1Between State and Society: Roots of American Civic Engagement 
 2How Americans Became Civic [et al.] / Theda Skocpol, Marshall Ganz, Ziad Munson27
 3Organizational Repertoires and Institutional Change: Women's Groups and the Transformation of American Politics, 1890-1920 / Elisabeth S. Clemens81
 4National Elections as Institutions for Generating Social Capital / Wendy M. Rahn, John Brehm, Neil Carlson111
Pt. 2Civic Life in a Changing Society 
 5Professions and Civic Engagement: Trends in Rhetoric and Practice, 1875-1995 / Steven Brint, Charles S. Levy163
 6Vital Signs: Organizational Population Trends and Civic Engagement in New Haven, Connecticut, 1850-1998 / Peter Dobkin Hall211
 7Social Change and Civic Engagement: The Case of the PTA / Susan Crawford, Peggy Levitt249
 8Technological Change and Associational Life / Marcella Ridlen Ray297
 9Mobilizing Civic Engagement: The Changing Impact of Religious Involvement / Robert Wuthnow331
Pt. 3The Ironies of Contemporary Activism 
 10The Rise of Citizen Groups / Jeffrey M. Berry367
 11Extreme Voices: A Dark Side of Civic Engagement / Morris P. Fiorina395
 12Civic Participation and the Equality Problem / Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady427
 13Advocates without Members: The Recent Transformation of American Civic Life / Theda Skocpol461