Resources, Engagement, and RecruitmentEdited by Casey A. Klofstad
Individuals who are civically active have three things in common: they have the capacity to do so, they want to, and they have been asked to participate. New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism is dedicated to examining the continued influence of these factors—resources, engagement, and recruitment—on civic participation in the twenty-first century.
The contributors to this volume examine recent social, political, technological, and intellectual changes to provide the newest research in the field. Topics range from race and religion to youth in the digital age, to illustrate the continued importance of understanding the role of the everyday citizen in a democratic society.
Contributors include: Molly Andolina, Allison P. Anoll, Leticia Bode, Henry E. Brady, Traci Burch, Barry C. Burden, Andrea Louise Campbell, David E. Campbell, Sara Chatfield, Stephanie Edgerly, Zoltán Fazekas, Lisa García Bedolla, Peter K. Hatemi, John Henderson, Krista Jenkins, Yanna Krupnikov, Adam Seth Levine, Melissa R. Michelson, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Dinorah Sánchez Loza, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Dhavan Shah, Sono Shah, Kjerstin Thorson, Sidney Verba, Logan Vidal, Emily Vraga, Chris Wells, JungHwan Yang, and the editor.
“New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism is an excellent contemporary companion volume to Voice and Equalit y, which has been the go-to book for anyone attempting to understand or teach about political participation for the past 20 years. Klofstad and his contributors make it clear how the theories and findings of that important book continue to inform our studies today. The impressive scholarship assembled here by leaders in the study of participation highlights the important advances in the literature since Voice and Equality was published, and points us all fruitfully toward the future of the field.”
—Katherine Cramer, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism presents a cohesive collection of essays from leading scholars of civic participation in celebration of the landmark Voice and Equality by Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Henry E. Brady. Each chapter reflects thoughtfully on the intellectual path trailblazed by Voice and Equality . The contributors synthesize the ensuing 20 years of research, and present new results to expand the analysis to contemporary topics like the internet and genetic determinants of political behavior. This book offers an excellent primer for contemporary studies in voter turnout.”
—David W. Nickerson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University
The Social Logic of Politics series, edited by Scott D. McClurg (formerly edited by Alan S. Zuckerman), directs attention to several related clusters of research in the social sciences. At the core is a theoretical principle: individuals make political decisions, like other choices, by taking into account cues from other persons. Studies move from individuals to groups to large scale collectivities. Usually examining micro-politics-voting and other forms of political participation; the place of politics in households, the family, the friendship unit, and the neighborhood- this research also studies how broader political and social contexts influence and are influenced by these micro-processes. It includes as well "small group behavior" in political institutions, such as exchanges of cues in legislatures and patron-client relations in bureaucratic agencies and political parties. Books in The Social Logic of Politics series will apply research techniques that run the gamut of contemporary political science, sociology, communications, and geography.