By Ben Berger
"Civic engagement" has turn into an unwieldy and complicated catchall, Berger argues. we must always speak rather than political, social, and ethical engagement, understanding which types of engagement make democracy paintings larger, and the way we'd advertise them. concentrating on political engagement and taking Alexis de Tocqueville and Hannah Arendt as his courses, Berger identifies how one can in achieving the political engagement we need and wish with out resorting to coercive measures resembling obligatory nationwide carrier or needed voting.
through offering a practical account of the worth of political engagement and useful ideas for making improvements to it, whereas fending off proposals we will by no means wish to accomplish, Attention Deficit Democracy makes a persuasive case for a public philosophy that a lot of the general public can really endorse.
Attention Deficit Democracy: the anomaly of civic engagement has been named the Winner of the NASSP (North American Society for Social Philosophy) 2012 e-book Award because the most sensible social philosophy booklet released in 2011. prior winners contain Amartya Sen, G.A. Cohen, Will Kymlicka and Seyla Benhabib.
It used to be additionally named one of many most sensible 10 Nonfiction Books of 2011 by
Zocalo Public sq., a venture of the heart for Social Cohesion.
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Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement by Ben Berger