Beyond Politics as Usual: Paths for Engaging College Students in Politics

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Beyond Politics as Usual: Paths for Engaging College Students in Politics sheds light on the political learning, thinking, and acting of college students today. The book, edited by Kettering program officers Ileana Marin and Ray Minor, endeavors to reveal the current practices and approaches that faculty and staff at institutions of higher learning and other nonprofits employ to instill democratic concepts, values, and skills in students. Chapters in this volume include:

  • Introduction, Ileana Marin and Ray C. Minor
  • Political Learning Opportunities in College: What Is the Research Evidence?, Constance Flanagan
  • Deliberation as Communicative Politics: Building Civic Engagement in College Students, Elizabeth Hudson
  • (Striving for) Democracy in Small Groups: Engaging Politics in a Communication Studies Course, Timothy J. Shaffer
  • Practicing Deliberative Democracy at Gulf Coast State College, Elizabeth Trentanelli
  • Political Participation Exercises as a Means of Teaching Civic and Networking Skills, Lindsey Lupo and Rebecca Brandy Griffin
  • The Potential of Living-Learning Communities as Civic Engagement Incubators, Mark Small
  • Civic Outcomes of Student Engagement in Sustained Dialogue, Rhonda Fitzgerald, Jo Constanz, and Darby Lacey
  • Campus Network: Galvanizing a New Generation to Participate in Making Public Policy, Joelle Gamble with Lydia Bowers, Taylor Jo Isenberg, and Madeleine McNally
  • Reengaging Students in Our Democracy: Lessons from the CSU Center for Public Deliberation and Its Student Associate Program, Martín Carcasson
  • Lessons Learned from College Student Moderators, Lisa-Marie Napoli
  • Learning to Deliberate: Implications for Political Participation after College, Katy Harriger, Jill McMillan, Christy Buchanan, and Stephanie Gusler
  • Afterthoughts: Democracy and Higher Education, David Mathews

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Civic Learning
Higher Education