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Civil Society through the Lifecourse

Edited by Sally Power

Published

21 Oct 2020

Page count

200 pages

Series

Civil Society and Social Change

ISBN

978-1447354833

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

21 Oct 2020

Page count

200 pages

Series

Civil Society and Social Change

ISBN

978-1447354871

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
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    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 the significant implications for those promoting greater civic and political participation.

    "Fascinating theoretically-informed 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, 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 a 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