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Active Citizenship

What Could it Achieve and How?

Edited by Bernard Crick, Andrew Lockyer

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Active Citizenship gathers a group of political actors and academics who believe a radically more active citizenship is a worthy aim. They spell out how it can be achieved in their particular area of concern, looking at the obstacles and how they might be overcome. Together, they shows us how we can realise the dream of a citizen culture and what benefits it would bring for democracy in the UK.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Prolegomenon
List of Contributors
Introduction
1. Civic Republicanism and Citizenship: the challenge for today, Bernard Crick
2. Active Citizenship and Labour, David Blunkett and Matthew Taylor
3. The Fourth Principle: sharing power with the people of Scotland, George Reid
4. Power and Public Services: for customers or citizens? David Donnison
5. Active Citizenship: For Gender Equality and Democracy, Rhona Fitzgerald
6. What Can Active Citizenship Achieve For Schools and Through Schools? Pamela Munn
7. Active Citizenship, Multiculturalism and mutual understanding, Dina Kiwan
8. Active Citizenship: for Integrating the Immigrants, Elizabeth Meehan
9. Democratic Citizenship and lifelong active learning, John Annette
10. Active citizenship for Europe and International Understanding, Derek Heater
11. Young People as Active Political Citizens, Andrew Lockyer
12. Active Citizenship and Sharing Power in Scotland: the need to go beyond devolution, Kevin Francis
13. Identity Politics: Multiculturalism, Britishness and Europe, Bernard Crick
Index

About the Author

The late Sir Bernard Crick (died 19 Dec 2008) was Emeritus Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College; Honorary Fellow in Politics, University of Edinburgh. He taught politics at Harvard, McGill, Berkeley, LSE, was the Professor of Politics at Sheffield and Birkbeck. He was former adviser on citizenship education to the DfES and on citizenship and integration for the Home Office. He published widely on politics and literature, was an international adviser and media commentator

Andrew Lockyer is the St Kentigen Professor of Citizenship and Social Theory in the Department of Politics at Glasgow University where he has taught since 1970. He has researched and published in the history of political thought, social and legal theory, juvenile justice and citizenship. He has served as a children's panel office bearer and advised government, professional agencies and volunteers on children's issue.