Civic Studies

Peter Levine

Abstract


The emerging field of "Civic Studies" asks “What should we do?” It is thus inevitably about ethics (what is right and good?), about facts (what is actually going on?), about strategies (what would work?), and about the institutions that we co-create. Good strategies may take many forms and use many instruments, but if a strategy addresses the question “What should we do?” then it must guide our own actions – it cannot simply be about what other people ought to do.


Keywords


Ethics, Civic Engagement, Political Participation, Activism, Conservatism, Burke

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13021/G8pppq.322014.517

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