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Learning to Become a "Good" Citizen

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Science  24 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5803, pp. 1244-1245
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135672

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Why We Vote. How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life. By David E. Campbell. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2006. 283 pp. $39.50, £26.95. ISBN 0-691-12525-2.

Exploring why people get involved in civic and political activities, the author argues that adolescent experience (especially in schools) exerts a substantial and long-lasting influence.