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Cultivating Apathy in Voluntary Associations

  • Nina Eliasoph
Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Abstract

Recently, politicians, social theorists, citizens, and pundits alike have been looking to voluntary associations to heal many social ills. One of the many goods we imagine they provide is to “make democracy work” (Putnam, 1993), partly by broadening citizens’ political and social horizons. But do they broaden citizens’ horizons? How do they? Why don’t they, when they don’t?

Keywords

Parental Leave Voluntary Association Volunteer Group Civic Participation Social Service Worker 
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  • Nina Eliasoph

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