Active Citizenship: An Empirical Investigation

Cambridge University Press
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Social Policy and Society, 2012, 11 (1), pp. 1 - 12
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A study of what active citizenship means from the perspective of citizens who are active within third sector organisations. Based on an empirical study involving 1,610 respondents across 11 towns in six countries. Two themes emerged from the data. One theme is of active engagement, working sometiimes oppositionally working for a better world. the other is a preference for collaborative work at local level.
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