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Civic engagement and political participation
Debates and evidence
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This chapter considers the evidence by looking at the following eight themes. The first four themes are the state of formal politics, public attitudes to politics, broader forms of civic engagement, and involvement in political campaigning and pressure groups. Next four themes are volunteering and the role of charities, community identity and a sense of place, civic engagement and young people, and finally the emerging world of the internet/world wide web. The chapter focuses on the analysis of some of the major policies, debates and initiatives that have helped to shape the local political space over the last fifteen years. The Power Inquiry, which published its findings in 2006, was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Trust (JRT). Its task was to look at the state of British democracy and the extent of political participation and civic engagement.

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