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Civil Society and the Family

Esther Muddiman, Sally Power, and Chris Taylor


The relationship between the family and civil society has always been complex, with the family often regarded as separate from, or even oppositional to, civil society. Taking a fresh empirical approach, this book reveals how such separation underestimates the important role the family plays in civil society. Considering the impact of family events, dinner table debates, intergenerational transmission of virtues and the role of the mother, this enlightening book draws on survey data from 1000 young people, a sample of their parents and grandparents, and extended family interviews, to uncover ho ... More

Keywords: family, civil society, separation, civil engagement, activism, political participation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447355526
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447355526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Esther Muddiman, author
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods

Sally Power, author
Cardiff University

Chris Taylor, author
Cardiff University