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Posted on December 11, by Peter There is no single answer to this question, which is deeply contested. To illustrate the debate, I post some definitions below. Some of the ways in which they differ include: Individual and collective actions designed to address public issues through the institutions of civil society.
Cognitive, attitudinal and affective involvement in the polity. The combination of Civic Awareness and Civic Participation. To engage with others requires that we hear what they have to say, that we make space in our interaction for them to respond fully and genuinely, and that we are fully responsive to their responses and proposals.
Active citizens deliberate with peers to define public problems and then collaborate with peers to address those problems. In doing so, they honor certain virtues, such as equal respect for others and a degree of loyalty to their communities that does not preclude critical thinking and dissent.
Collaboration—actual work—is just as important as deliberation. By collaborating, citizens construct or build public goods: In doing so, they create civic relationships, which are scarce but renewable assets for civil society.
The citizen has also been a producer, a public-spirited agent in problem solving and common work. Without active citizenship, we will continue to struggle with narrow, unfulfilling roles and ineffective institutions. With restored citizenship, we act as co-creators of history, reclaiming our birthright as democratic citizens to be full participants in shaping our common life.
A civically educated and engaged citizen is one who is skilled in coalition-building, collaboration, negotiation and synthesis of multiple perspectives. You should care about the rights and privileges of citizenship that have been acquired with great endeavor.
Defend and protect rights that the Constitution has bestowed on you—not just for yourself but for fellow and future citizens.
Future citizens have the same desires that you had once upon a time. You should also care about society in general and the politics within it. Care about yourself, your family, your neighbors, your community, and your country. Care about the world. Be a world citizen and thus a good American citizen.Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
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The definition of “civic engagement” should be contested because it relates to basic questions about what constitutes a good society and a good human life. To illustrate the debate, I post some definitions below.