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Counter The concept of citizenship is currently the focus of discussion by the media, politicians and academics, because of a generally perceived growth in public disaffection and apathy. Presenting the first comprehensive study of British citizenship, this book is comprised of surveys of political participation and voluntary activities, as well as the beliefs and values which support them. The authors provide a sophisticated discussion of the concept of citizenship, and the consequences of a lack of civic engagement in a modern democracy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Citizenship Great Britain, Political participation Great Britain, Citizenship Great Britain Public opinion, Political participation Great Britain Public opinion, Public opinion Great Britain