Democracy Deficit Disorder: Learning Democracy with Young People (Counterpoints #540) (Hardcover)

Democracy Deficit Disorder: Learning Democracy with Young People (Counterpoints #540) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Adam F. C. Fletcher, J. Cynthia McDermott Cover Image

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This is book number 540 in the Counterpoints series.


There is mounting evidence throughout the world that democracy is in retreat. This can be stopped and repaired by infusing it with action, beliefs, and knowledge. This book offers a powerful prescription to stop the democracy deficit disorder: authentically engaging young people throughout our democracy. Through critical thinking and substantive actions, adults can become allies to young people. This will lead to authentic youth engagement, which will make democracy more meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable than ever before.

About the Author

Adam F.C. Fletcher is an internationally recognized expert in youth engagement, co-founder of the Freechild Institute and, and author of more than a dozen books. J. Cynthia McDermott earned her Ed.D at Temple University and has received 3 Fulbright awards. Emeritus from Antioch University, her publications are related to democracy and Foxfire practices.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781636673844
ISBN-10: 1636673848
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 258
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints