Monday, April 10, 2006

Social class and civic participation

Kevin has a competition. No prizes, but worth a look:

What year was this from:

"Much of the recent discussion about group formation has been tinged unconsciously with the experience of the middle-class citizen in organizing small voluntary interest groups, so that we have come to think of social participation as something grudgingly offered and easily withdrawn."

Answer here:

Even if more direct forms of democracy were worth considering (which, IMHO, they're not) you'd need to crack the whole 'social cohesion' problem first.

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