Titel: Civic Engagement in a Network Society (PB)
Herausgegeben von Erik Bergrud, Kaifeng Yang
Information Age Publishing
14. März 2008 - kartoniert - 332 Seiten
a volume in Research on International Civic Engagement
Series Editors Erik Bergrud, Park University
and Kaifeng Yang, Florida State University
The Pew Charitable Trusts defines civic engagement as "Individual and collective actions designed
to identify and address issues of public concern. Civic engagement can take many forms, from
individual volunteerism to organizational involvement to electoral participation. It can include
efforts to directly address an issue, work with others in a community to solve a problem or interact
with the institutions of representative democracy. Civic engagement encompasses a range of
activities such as working in a soup kitchen, serving on a neighborhood association, writing a letter
to an elected official or voting."
While publications on civic engagement have increased in recent years, there are some limitations or unfilled needs: (1) There is a lack
of international perspectives; (2) There is a lack of management focus; (3) There are increasing demands on publications regarding
online civic engagement; (4) They tend to be fragmented in individual disciplines such as Nonprofit management, political science,
public administration, and sociology. We need a cross-disciplinary approach.
Significant features: (1) Each book will have an international focus with contributions from around the world. It stimulates the sharing
of experiences across countries. (2) Each book will focus on one cutting-edge topic that has not been carefully addressed in the
literature. (3) Emphasizing the integration of research and practice, each book will provide both advanced research studies and
innovative best practices. (4) Addressing both offline and online civic engagement. (5) A management focus so that books will
provide practitioners insights on how to improve their managerial practices that relate to civic engagement.
Civic Engagement in a Network Society: An Introduction, Kaifeng Yang and Erik Bergrud.; PART I: NETWORKS, PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.; It Takes Two to Tango: When Public and Private Actors Interact, Annika Agger, Eva Sorensen, and Jacob Torfing.; Collaboration Management in Public Administration: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Mutual Challenges for Governance, Citizens, and Businesses in Modern Network Societies, Eran Vigoda-Gadot.; New Ways of Working: Civic Engagement Through Networks, Myrna Mandell.; Conductive Public Organizations in Networks: Collaborative Management and Civic Engagement, Robert Agranoff.; PART II: CASE-BASED PERSPECTIVES ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND NETWORK SOCIETY.; Civic Engagement as Collaborative Complex Adaptive Networks, David Booher.; Opening Up What May Yet Come: Performing Civic Engagement in a Complex World, Jean Hillier and Joris Van Wezemae.; A Comparative Study of Citizen Engagement in Infrastructure Planning in Japan and the United States: A Look at Legal Frameworks and Two Successful Cases, Shunsaku Komatsuzaki and Hindy Lauer Schachter.; Citizen-sourcing: Citizen Participation in a Networked Nation, Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer and Lars Hasselblad Torres.; PART III: THE INTERNET AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.; Does Internet Use Really Facilitate Civic Engagement? Empirical Evidence From the American National Election Studies, Hun Myoung Park and James L. Perry.; Something Rich and Strange: Participation, Engagement, and the Tempest of Online Politics, Jason MacDonald and Caroline Tolbert.; Opportunities for Civic Engagement: An Online Assessment of World-wide Municipal Web Sites, Marc Holzer and Aroon Manoharan.; About the Authors.