The Politics of Civic Engagement


1) Introduction

2) Define civic engagement? What does it mean to you (put the definition in your own words)? What are some different

civicengagement activities on a national, state or local level that a person could participate in?

3) Do you believe it is your personal responsibility to be involved in local, state or federal civic activities? Do you

believe it is your social responsibility to get involved in local, state or federal civic activities? If so, why? If not, why?

Please provide examples how you personally could get involved in civic engagement activities.

4) Do you think it is important to know who the politicians are that represent you? Why
or why not?

5) What are some of the problems people face when they do not engage in civic activities or government? What are the potential

short-term and long-term ramifications?

6) Conclusion

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assignment must be a minimum of 1200 words. You must include at least 3 credible sources such asnewspapers, books, or peer reviewed

journals (No www.journal).All sources used must be properly cited using APA standards (No abstract required). Writing

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