Civil Society Citizenship and Learning

Author: Agnieszka Bron
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825853242
Format: PDF, ePub
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" Writing the story of democracy might seem like writing a story of success. In more and more countries all over the world democracy has been established as the leading form of government. However, democracy also has a less positive and optimistic side. Political scandals and corruption continue to shatter people's trust in its promises and institutions. This brings us to the topic of active democratic citizenship and civil society. Since the late 1980s these topics have continued to rise in importance in the fields of social and political sciences, and their influence has yet to reach a peak. In comparison, civil society and citizenship remain relatively new topics for adult education, dating to the beginning of the 1990s. We also see that the respective national discourses within the different European countries differ immensely. Whereas the discourse on adult education and active democratic citizenship is quite lively in Great Britain or in Poland, in Germany there is only very little interest. ""Civil Society, Citizenship and Learning"", the second volume of the Bochum Studies in International Adult Education, presents a variety of different perspectives on the topics of citizenship and civil society. The goal of this book is to give an overview of the European discourse on citizenship and civil society as well as on the discourse in some selected countries. Agnieszka Bron ist Professorin am Institut für Pädagogik der Universität Bochum. "

The State Civil Society and the Citizen

Author: Michał Bron
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631585931
Format: PDF
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This book contributes to the setting out of a new, better informed and complex basis for discussions about the relationships between the State, the civil society and the citizen in distinct European countries and regions. It will be useful to researchers in the field of adult education, as well as social scientists interested in topics related to civil society, such as NGOs, social economists, and practitioners concerned with the trends that are forcing adult education to recontextualise its aims and practices.

Conflict Citizenship and Civil Society

Author: Partick Baert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135259712
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides readers – students, researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and interested non-specialists – with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary discussion, analysis and theorizing of issues pertaining to conflict, citizenship and civil society. It does so through thirteen pieces of most recent in-depth sociological research that delve on: challenges to citizenship, civil society and citizenship in early and late modernity, the reflexive imperative in transformations of civil society, social conflict challenges to social science approaches, methodology and explanatory power, gender, minorities-immigrants-refugees and the extension of citizenship, violence in modernity, the place of civil society for sociology, and postcolonialism, trauma, and civil society.

Active citizenship and multiple identities in Europe

Author: Danny Wildemeersch
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Format: PDF
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Two major themes are addressed in this book. The first one is on Active Civic Participation. This is considered an increasingly important aim both for public governance and for the renewal of civil society. The contributions on this topic deepen our understanding of the reasons why civic participation is relevant as an answer to present day societal challenges. They also improve our insight in the factors that stimulate or inhibit such participation. The second theme is about European Citizenship and Multiple Identities. It helps to understand the evolution of citizenship and identities in the context of European integration and enlargement, of globalisation and glocalisation, of migration, etc. The book holds a selection of papers presented at the Connections Conference, organised at the university of Leuven (Belgium) in September 2003 under the auspices of the Flemish Research Council and the Network on Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning of ESREA (European Society of Research into the Education of Adults).

Learning Civil Societies

Author: Penny Gurstein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802091199
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection explores the theoretical underpinnings of democratic planning and governance in relation to civil society formation and social learning.

Civil Society Public Sphere and Citizenship

Author: Rajeev Bhargava
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761998327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The original essays brought together in this volume examine the relationship between state and society in India, discuss ideas of citizenship, and study the broad area known as public sphere. The eminent scholars who have contributed to this volume provide numerous fresh insights into issues that have been the subject of extensive debate in recent years. The first book which deals simultaneously with civil society, the public sphere and citizenship in the contemporary context, it also provides a comparative perspective with the West.

A Framework for Citizenship Education in Sierra Leone

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850927726
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“We have attained disarmament, the guns are silent, peace has returned, but we must ensure we guard that peace. We must cultivate desirable attitudes and build a moral and disciplined society as we ensure character development in our young.”(Honourable Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, 2003)Following eleven years of civil strife and violence, the people of Sierra Leone are once again on the road to development and advancement, restoring their country to what was once called the “Athens of Africa". With this vision in mind, the Education Ministry with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat and civil society partners has forged a consensus on how the citizen of tomorrow shall be educated which will be high lighted in a forthcoming National Policy for Education in Sierra Leone.This book is a vital component of that policy. It is an expression of the new dispensation in Sierra Leonian education, articulating the restoration of Citizenship Education as an essential aspect of the curriculum at all levels of the Education system.

Citizenship and Civil Society

Author: Thomas Janoski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635813
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rights and obligations are confusing. When people really want or need something they call it a right. Can they simply attach this word to anything they want? Can people disregard obligations with impunity? This book argues that they cannot. One must understand those relationships in specific ways to really know what can or can not be done with rights and obligations in public discourse and politics. They must create a web of interaction between citizens so that more long-term social investments may be made. Professor Janoski shows that individual rights protecting privacy, free speech, and legal access are more highly developed in social democratic countries than in liberal countries. On the other hand, obligations in those same social democratic countries are higher. On the whole, rights and obligations are in balance; or, you get what rights you pay for in terms of fulfilling obligations to the state and society.

Dewey s Dream

Author: Lee Benson
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592135936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Realizing Dewey's vision of making public schools the seedbed of a democratic society.