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Stand-by citizens: motives and embeddedness of Swedish civic engagement
Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8311-0982
2007 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In contrast to often heard claiming about an overall weakened civic engagement in older Western democracies, this study goes beyond the surface of manifested behaviour traditionally used as measurements of political participation. Instead, it looks for latent individual civic orientations. Focus groups interviews with particularly Swedish citizens that usually are represented as “passive” in aggregated statistics results in analyses of a far more composite and dynamic civic engagement rooted in motivations regarding obligation, importance, ability, demand, effectiveness and meaningfulness. Additionally the study reveals a civic engagement that is deeply embedded not only in political and social movements and organisations but also in welfare state institutions such as their relationships towards civil society organisations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
Keywords [en]
Political participation, civic engagement, embeddedness, motivations
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3990OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-3990DiVA, id: diva2:138289
Conference
CINEFOGO Midterm Conference, Roskilde, June, 2007
Available from: 2007-09-04 Created: 2007-09-04 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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