Activities and ideas for activists

Just lately, I have been writing copy for a new Civic Studies website (more than for this blog). It began as a companion to my forthcoming book, What Should We Do? A Theory of Civic Life. I wanted to summarize some core ideas from the book and link them to activities and practical tools that readers might find useful. I’ll be happy if the site gradually evolves away from the book to reflect changes in the world, the publication of new research, and other people’s contributions.

The backbone is this navigable “learning map,” which poses recurrent questions that confront groups of people who try to make change:

I anticipate roughly doubling the number of entries over the next month or so. (Requests are welcome.) And then I would hope to see it grow more gradually, with input from others.

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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.