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There are increasing concerns about changes in society and the economy which are undermining the effectiveness of democracy and weakening traditional conceptions of citizenship. What does it mean to be a British citizen in the early part of the twenty-first century? This book presents the first major empirical study of citizenship in Britain, comprising surveys of political participation and voluntary activities, and of the beliefs and values which underpin them. As well as presenting new data, the authors provide a sophisticated discussion of the concept of citizenship, and the consequences of a lack of civic engagement in a modern democracy. It examines why some people are 'good' citizens when others are 'bad' and it explores the consequences of citizenship for policy-makers and democracy. Comprehensive and accessible, this book makes a major contribution to our understanding of civic attitudes in Britain today and will appeal to students, researchers and policy-makers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521534642
ISBN-10: 052153464X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Pattie

Charles Pattie is Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. His publications include From Votes to Seats: The Operation of the UK Electoral System since 1945 (with R. J. Johnston, D. F. L. Dorling and D. J. Rossiter, 2001) and Scotland Decides: The Devolution Issue and the Scottish Referendum (with James Mitchell, David Denver and Hugh Bochel, 2000). Patrick Seyd is Emeritus Professor of Politicsat the University of Sheffield. His recent publications include New Labour at the Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership (with Paul Whiteley, 2002) and High Intensity Participation: The Dynamics of Party Activism in Britain (with Paul Whiteley, 2002). Paul Whiteley is Professor of Government at the University of Essex. His recent publications include New Labour at the Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership (with Patrick Seyd, 2002) and High Intensity Participation: The Dynamics of Party Activism in Britain (with Patrick Seyd, 2002).

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