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Civil Society through the Lifecourse

Sally Power


This edited collection explores the temporal dimensions of civil society through examining how different lifecourse stages and events trigger or hinder engagement with civil society. There is increasing concern about declining levels of participation, and fears that young people today are far less civically engaged than older generations. Some believe that an already-weakened civil society looks set to enter a phase of terminal decline. However, these gloomy predictions do not consider the possibility not only that the nature of civic engagement may be changing, but that participation may wax ... More

Keywords: Civil society, Lifecourse, Civil participation, Political participation, Volunteering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447354833
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447354833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sally Power, editor
Cardiff University

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