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Citizen Democracy: Political Activists in a Cynical Age (People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P) ePub download

by Stephen E. Frantzich

  • Author: Stephen E. Frantzich
  • ISBN: 0742529533
  • ISBN13: 978-0742529533
  • ePub: 1173 kb | FB2: 1857 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Second Edition edition (May 27, 2004)
  • Pages: 256
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Citizen Democracy: Political Activists in a Cynical Age (People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P) ePub download

Citizen Democracy provides a series of compelling stories which will motivate students to think about their potential as active citizens in a vibrant democracy

Citizen Democracy provides a series of compelling stories which will motivate students to think about their potential as active citizens in a vibrant democracy. With the growing threat of cynicism, it is important to reinvigorate each new generation so they can play their role in maintaining the American experiment in self government. Stephen E. Frantzich is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the . Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Series: People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P. Paperback: 256 pages.

Citizen Democracy provides the antidote. Citizen Democracy shows ordinary people engaged in extraordinary civic activity

Citizen Democracy provides the antidote. Some of the stories contain unexpected twists. Citizen Democracy shows ordinary people engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but their common cause is the fact that they creatively entered the arena of national public policy making and made a difference.

Citizen Democracy book. This book will inspire future citizen activists while also serving as a useful 'how-to' manual. Apathy and antipathy toward politics are epidemic. Start by marking Citizen Democracy: Political Activism in a Cynical Age (People, Passions, and Power) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

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Frantzich talked about his book, published by Rowmand and Littlefield. The book is a collection of essays on political activism and people who have taken the fight to the government.

Political Activists in a Cynical Age (People, Passions, and Power). by Stephen E. Published August 15, 2004 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, In. .Political participation.

Power relations can involve large organizations, small groups, or even people in an intimate association. Both Nazi Germany under Hitler and the Soviet Union after the October Revolution are classified as totalitarian states. There are three basic sources of power within any political system - force, influence and authority. Force is the actual or threatened use of coercion to impose one's will on others. Political scientists have identified six basic characteristics of a totalitarian state: 1) Large-scale use of ideology.

Apathy and antipathy toward politics are epidemic. Citizen Democracy provides the antidote. In this revised and updated edition, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life--rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure--as they choose to become involved in politics at a level to which readers can relate. Some of the stories contain unexpected twists. Candy Lightner, the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, now works as a liquor industry lobbyist and argues that MADD has gone too far. College freshman Gregory Watson reacted to receiving a OCO on a political science paper by quitting school and becoming the driving force behind passage of a constitutional amendment that had been the subject of his paper. Two young women independently wrote letters of application to the U.S. Naval Academy and in the process moved military education in the direction of gender neutrality. Citizen Democracy shows ordinary people engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment--but their common cause is the fact that they creatively entered the arena of national public policy making and made a difference.
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