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The New Civic Politics: Civic Theory and Practice for the Future

The New Civic Politics: Civic Theory and Practice for the Future harry b oy t e, st eph en elkin, peter lev i ne, jane man sb rid g e , eli nor ost rom, karol s olta n , and ro gers smi t h We see before us an emerging civic politics, along with an emerging intellectual community, a field, and a discipline. Its work is to understand and strengthen civic politics, civic initiatives, civic capacity, civic society and civic culture. It is emerging in many disciplines and fields of human endeavor. What does it mean to put the civic idea at the center of one's concerns in this way? And what is its connection to citizenship? What, finally, is the relevant meaning of citizenship? Citizenship as a form of membership (separating those who are in from those who are out), with its associated rights and duties, is not the relevant notion; and certainly not citizenship as a form of membership in the state. Our understanding of citizenship derives instead from a distinctive civic ideal and set of practices involving creative agency and a form of loyalty-- a commitment to a civic minded co-creation. This civic ideal builds on two elements: · Public spiritedness, or the commitment http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

The New Civic Politics: Civic Theory and Practice for the Future

The Good Society , Volume 23 (2) – Jan 22, 2014

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harry b oy t e, st eph en elkin, peter lev i ne, jane man sb rid g e , eli nor ost rom, karol s olta n , and ro gers smi t h We see before us an emerging civic politics, along with an emerging intellectual community, a field, and a discipline. Its work is to understand and strengthen civic politics, civic initiatives, civic capacity, civic society and civic culture. It is emerging in many disciplines and fields of human endeavor. What does it mean to put the civic idea at the center of one's concerns in this way? And what is its connection to citizenship? What, finally, is the relevant meaning of citizenship? Citizenship as a form of membership (separating those who are in from those who are out), with its associated rights and duties, is not the relevant notion; and certainly not citizenship as a form of membership in the state. Our understanding of citizenship derives instead from a distinctive civic ideal and set of practices involving creative agency and a form of loyalty-- a commitment to a civic minded co-creation. This civic ideal builds on two elements: · Public spiritedness, or the commitment

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The Good SocietyPenn State University Press

Published: Jan 22, 2014

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