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Apathy in America, 1960-1984 causes and consequences of citizen political indifference by Stephen Earl Bennett

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Published by Transnational Publishers in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y .
Written in English



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  • Political participation -- United States.,
  • Public opinion -- United States.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 -- Public opinion.

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Edition Notes

StatementStephen Earl Bennett.
LC ClassificationsJK1764 .B46 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 198 p. ;
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2543008M
ISBN 100941320391
LC Control Number85024711

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By J.M. Appleton. US~Observer Exclusive. ap•a•thy: Apathy(also called impassivity) is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest or concern to emotional, social, or physical life. Once upon a time in the North American country known as the United States of America, there lived a .   America is broken and nobody seems to want to fix it. Crossing the aisle has been replaced by finger pointing. Stubbornness and greed now .   Ralph Nader is the author of ''No Contest: Corporate Lawyers and the Perversion of Justice in America.'' Strange, isn't it, that thousands of corporate lobbyists are actually excited about what is.   From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage. Tytler organized these items in a circle: So to give a little more on the sequence above, a society starts out in bondage, meaning no or very limited freedoms. Now faced with a very difficult situation (bondage), they turn to religion and religious faith.

Apathy is more than just indifference; it's an attitude we need to abandon. There seems to be some propensity to wait for someone else to act and take initiative. We are at a time in the world's history in which there are billion youth in the world - the largest population of youth ever. Youth engagement can truly revolutionize the world. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Poverty, Participation, and Democracy Apathy in America – Causes and Consequences of Citizen Political Indifference. New Paper presented at the Symposium on the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America. Denton, TX. Booth.   The degree of political ignorance among the American populace is difficult to surmise. On one hand, college enrollment has steadily increased over the past four decades, indicating a much larger educated segment of the population. In addition, the advantages of the internet in information dissemination is so great, it literally furnishes the potential for a.   Where Apathy Comes From—and What It Looks Like in (In)action. It’s been noted (J. Ishizaki & M. Mimura, ) that apathy can occur in such disorders as .