forthcoming in 2013: Civic Studies (the book)


This is a video of me (having a bad hair day) and some good friends making the case for the civic mission of higher education.

It is also an advertisement for the Civic Series, a set of short books on themes related to active citizenship and higher education. I am co-editing the volume entitled Civic Studies with Karol Soltan. It should be available by the end of 2013. The Table of Contents follows:

I. Overview

1. Peter Levine, “The Case for Civic Studies”
2. Karol Soltan, “The Emerging Field of a New Civics”
3. (multiple authors) “Framing Statement on Civic Studies”

II. The art and science of association: the Indiana Workshop

4. Filippo Sabetti, “Artisans of the Common Life: Building a Public Science of Citizens”
5. Paul Aligica, “Citizenship, Political Competence, and Civic Studies: the Ostromian Perspective”

III. Deliberative participation

6. Tina Nabatchi and Greg Munno, “Deliberative Civic Engagement: Connecting Public Voices to Public Governance”
7. Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao, “The Challenge of Promoting Civic Participation in Poor Countries”

IV. Public work

8. Harry C. Boyte and Blase Scarnati, “The Civic Politics of Public Work”

V. Research engaged with citizens

9. Sanford Schram, “Citizen-Centered Research for Civic Studies: Bottom-Up, Problem-Driven, Mixed methods, Interdisciplinary”
10. Philip Nyden, “Public Sociology, Civic Education, and Engaged Research”

About Peter

Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.
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