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Attention deficit democracy : the paradox of civic engagement, Ben Berger

Label
Attention deficit democracy : the paradox of civic engagement
Title
Attention deficit democracy
Title remainder
the paradox of civic engagement
Statement of responsibility
Ben Berger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 a surprising new perspective on the problem of civic engagement, challenging idealists who aspire to revolutionize democracies and their citizens, but also taking issue with cynics who think that citizens cannot, and need not, do better
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Ben
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • United States
Label
Attention deficit democracy : the paradox of civic engagement, Ben Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The rules of engagement -- Political engagement as intrinsic good: Arendt and company -- Political engagement as instrumental good: Tocqueville, attention deficit, and energy -- Is political engagement better than sex? -- Conclusion: Tocqueville vs. the full monty
Control code
ocn754714991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
6825963
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11c06
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754714991
Label
Attention deficit democracy : the paradox of civic engagement, Ben Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The rules of engagement -- Political engagement as intrinsic good: Arendt and company -- Political engagement as instrumental good: Tocqueville, attention deficit, and energy -- Is political engagement better than sex? -- Conclusion: Tocqueville vs. the full monty
Control code
ocn754714991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
6825963
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11c06
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754714991

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