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Civic Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

From informal community activities to formalized political processes and affairs of state, civic identity involves formation and negotiation of personal and group identities as they relate to presence, role, and participation in public life. Civic identity is a particularly important factor in civic engagement and participation in democratic deliberation. Rapidly expanding global communication technologies, global markets, and global political networks have intensified questions of civic identity coincidentally with concerns about civic disengagement and civic disenfranchisement.

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