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Political Disengagement

Page, James S. (2008) Political Disengagement. National Journal of the Australian Democrats, June, pp. 12-13.

Abstract

This article looks at what insights on political disengagement might be gained from Robert Putnam's book "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community". It is suggested that, despite the overall trend towards political and social disengagement, there are three areas where is it possible to engage or motivate people politically: through the power of the small group; through the networking power of the Internet; and through emphasizing the ideals of any movement.

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ID Code: 14220
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: political disengagement, social disengagement, social capital, ideals, Australian Democrats
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Democrats
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:01

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