Civil Society, Citizenship and Learning

ab 15,90 

Agnieszka Bron, Michael Schemmann (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-5324-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2001
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Bochum Studies in International Adult Education

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-5324-1 Kategorien: ,


Writing the story of democracy might seem like writing a story of success.
In more and more countries all over the world democracy has been
established as the leading form of government.

However, democracy also has a less positive and optimistic side. Political
scandals and corruption continue to shatter people’s trust in its promises
and institutions. This brings us to the topic of active democratic
citizenship and civil society. Since the late 1980s these topics have
continued to rise in importance in the fields of social and political
sciences, and their influence has yet to reach a peak.

In comparison, civil society and citizenship remain relatively new topics
for adult education, dating to the beginning of the 1990s. We also see
that the respective national discourses within the different European
countries differ immensely. Whereas the discourse on adult education and
active democratic citizenship is quite lively in Great Britain or in
Poland, in Germany there is only very little interest.

„Civil Society, Citizenship and Learning“, the second volume of the Bochum
Studies in International Adult Education, presents a variety of different
perspectives on the topics of citizenship and civil society. The goal of
this book is to give an overview of the European discourse on citizenship
and civil society as well as on the discourse in some selected countries.

Agnieszka Bron ist Professorin am Institut für Pädagogik der
Universität Bochum.