Civic Engagement: Perspectives, Roles and Impacts


Gloria M. Brooks (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

Civic engagement refers to participating in activities which make a difference in the civic life of citizens in communities. These activities are meant to promote the quality of life in a community, either through participation in any activity or event that involves political subject matter, or through non-political involvement in community associations such as clubs, religious bodies, work organizations and unions, and informal happenings such as sports leagues. Research on civic engagement and its causes can be divided into two broad categories, either the individual-level explanations that emphasize the social psychological and economic factors that affect individual attitudes and behaviors, or the structure-level explanations that place emphasis on macro structures such as societal values, norms and material forces. This book reviews several perspectives on civic engagement, as well as its roles and impacts in society. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Civic Engagement as a Component of Civic Wisdoms in Public Life
Freddy Mariñez Navarro (Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Social Sciences, El Colegio de Jalisco, Mexico)

Chapter 2. Civic Engagement in Higher Education: A Case for Developing Campus-Community Partnerships
He Len Chung, André Monday and Dan-anh Tran (Psychology Department, The College of New Jersey, NJ, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Civic Engagement and Higher Education: The 2014 Elections and the Political Behavior of Brazilians
André Luiz Vieira Dias and Maria Teresa Miceli Kerbauy (Graduate Program of Social Science, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Araraquara, Brazil)

Chapter 4. Civic Engagement and Wellbeing in Singapore: The Impact of Generalized Trust, Personal Values and Religiosity
Soo Jiuan Tan and Siok Kuan Tambyah (Marketing Department, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Singapore)


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