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Civil Society through the Lifecourse

Edited by Sally Power

Published

21 Oct 2020

Page count

234 pages

Series

Civil Society and Social Change

ISBN

978-1447354833

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

21 Oct 2020

Page count

234 pages

Series

Civil Society and Social Change

ISBN

978-1447354871

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

21 Oct 2020

Page count

234 pages

Series

Civil Society and Social Change

ISBN

978-1447354871

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Civil Society through the Lifecourse

Are young people blindly self-interested? How does university shape students’ political participation? Can busy parents and grandparents find time to volunteer?

Challenging conventional thinking, leading academics explore how individuals’ relationships with civil society change over time as different lifecourse events and stages trigger and hinder civic engagement.

Drawing on personal narratives, longitudinal cohort studies and national surveys, this unprecedented study considers rarely examined aspects of civic engagement including school students’ sense of social responsibility and the charitable legacy bequests of elderly people and highlights significant implications for those promoting greater civic and political participation.

"A fascinating. theoretically-informed and interdisciplinary study offering nuanced insights into how participation in civil society is constrained and facilitated by life events." Irene Hardill, Northumbria University

“Experts in the field add new insights to two related, but as yet, unconnected fields of research. A welcome and robust contribution to the discussion.” Eric Lybeck, The University of Manchester

“An original contribution and timely collection of evidence on activity in the third sector, from school to making a legacy, via triggers and obstacles to participation at various points in adult life.” Heather Joshi, UCL Institute of Education

Sally Power is Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and Director of WISERD. Her research interests focus on the relationship between education, civil society and inequality.

Exploring Civil Society Through a Lifecourse Approach ~ Sally Power

Civic Participation over the Lifecourse ~ Chris Taylor

Young People’s Civil and Political Participation ~ Sally Power

Graduating into Civil Society ~ Ceryn Evans, Esther Muddiman and Chris Taylor

Parenthood and Civic Engagement ~ Esther Muddiman

Volunteering in Later Life ~ Martijn J A Hogerbrugge

Grandparenting and Participation in Civil Society ~ Jennifer May Hampton and Esther Muddiman

Retiring into Civil Society ~ Laura Jones, Jesse Heley and Sophie Yarker

Leaving a Legacy for Civil Society ~ Rhian Powell

Civil Society through the Lifecourse ~ Sally Power