By Theda Skocpol

Pundits and social observers have voiced alarm every year as fewer american citizens contain themselves in voluntary teams that meet usually. millions of nonprofit teams were introduced lately, yet so much are run through pros who foyer Congress or bring social prone to consumers. what is going to ensue to U.S. democracy if participatory teams and social activities wither, whereas civic involvement turns into yet one more profession instead of each citizen’s correct and responsibility? In Diminished Democracy, Theda Skocpol exhibits that this decline in public involvement has no longer regularly been the case during this country—and how, through knowing the factors of this alteration, we'd opposite it.


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