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Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2000

Publication Source

Political Communication

Volume

17

Issue

4

Start Page

341

Last Page

349

DOI

10.1080/10584600050178942

Abstract

What follows is an exploratory examination of the current disengagement of young Americans from public life, some thoughts on the roots of this disengagement, and speculations on the ways in which new technologies such as the Internet might be used to improve this state of affairs. It is meant to be a starting point for discussion.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Political Communication, 2000, © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10584600050178942

Comments

NOTE: At the time of publication, author Michael X. Delli Carpini was affiliated with the Pew Charitable Trusts. Currently, he is the Dean at Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Keywords

civic engagement, civic infrastructure, Internet, political efficacy, political knowledge, political participation, volunteerism, young citizens

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Date Posted: 21 November 2013