The American Legal System and Civic Engagement

Why We All Should Think Like Lawyers

  • Authors
  • Kenneth A. Manaster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

In recent years there has been a widely-recognized and serious lack of rational and civil public discussion about current issues. In The American Legal System and Civic Engagement, Manaster asserts that ordinary citizens can form their opinions on public issues more intelligently, confidently, and responsibly if they have some guidance on how to do it. Drawing from the tools and traditions of the American legal system, he offers guidance to aid citizens in understanding public issues and participating in the type of responsible public debate these challenging issues deserve. From analyzing the influence of the media in informing the public, to examining the role of the citizen as a juror, The American Legal System and Civic Engagement is a practical and informative guide to how Americans can better perform the civic duty that modern democracy requires.

Keywords

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137342331
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political Science Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46623-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34233-1
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