Realism and Democratic Renewal

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This book brings together leading figures in democratic reform and civic engagement to show why and how better state-citizen cooperation is necessary for achieving positive social change. Their contributions demonstrate that, while protest and non-state action may have their place, citizens must also work effectively with public bodies to secure sustainable improvements.
The authors explain why the problem of civic disengagement poses a major threat, highlight what actions can be taken, and suggest how the underlying obstacles to democratic cooperation between citizens and state institutions can be overcome across a range of policy areas and in varied national contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhose Government is it? The Renewal of State-Citizen Cooperation
EditorsHenry Tam
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherPolicy Press
ISBN (Print)978-1529200935
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2019


  • Democracy
  • Realism
  • citizenship
  • Community
  • State

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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