Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

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Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In more recent decades, calls for greater civic engagement as a democratic cure-all have met with widespread agreement. But how realistic--or helpful--is it to expect citizens to devote more attention and energy to politics? In Attention Deficit Democracy, Ben Berger provides… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (August 22, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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