A Different Kind of Politics: John Dewey and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century

A Different Kind of Politics: John Dewey and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century A PEGS Journal VOL. 12 NO. 2 "The art of governing well has to be learned."--Walter Lippmann Committee on the Political Economy of A Different Kind of Politics1 John Dewey and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century2 Harry C. Boyte We need a wide-ranging debate about the question, "what does citizenship mean in the 21st century?" I am convinced that we need bold, savvy, and above all political citizens and civic institutions if we are to tame a technological, manipulative state, to transform an increasingly materialistic and competitive culture, and to address effectively the mounting practical challenges of a turbulent and interconnected world. Political citizens require, in turn, a politics that is based on the assumption of plurality, widely owned by citizens, and productive. Such a politics, drawing simultaneously on older conceptions of politics and also adapting politics to the rapidly changing contours of an information age, is different than the conventional, state-centered, distributive politics of left and right. The work of John Dewey, a pioneering theorist of knowledge and democracy, is useful as a takeoff point for thinking about citizenship and politics, both for its strengths and for its limits. Dewey sought to extend the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

A Different Kind of Politics: John Dewey and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century

The Good Society, Volume 12 (2)

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A PEGS Journal VOL. 12 NO. 2 "The art of governing well has to be learned."--Walter Lippmann Committee on the Political Economy of A Different Kind of Politics1 John Dewey and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century2 Harry C. Boyte We need a wide-ranging debate about the question, "what does citizenship mean in the 21st century?" I am convinced that we need bold, savvy, and above all political citizens and civic institutions if we are to tame a technological, manipulative state, to transform an increasingly materialistic and competitive culture, and to address effectively the mounting practical challenges of a turbulent and interconnected world. Political citizens require, in turn, a politics that is based on the assumption of plurality, widely owned by citizens, and productive. Such a politics, drawing simultaneously on older conceptions of politics and also adapting politics to the rapidly changing contours of an information age, is different than the conventional, state-centered, distributive politics of left and right. The work of John Dewey, a pioneering theorist of knowledge and democracy, is useful as a takeoff point for thinking about citizenship and politics, both for its strengths and for its limits. Dewey sought to extend the

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