Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3205: Civic Engagement

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Almond G. and Verba S., 1963 "The Civic Culture." Princeton University Press Princeton


Coleman S., 2004 "Connecting Parliament to the Public via the Internet." "Information, Communication and Society." 7: 1, 1–22.


Dalton R. J., 2004 "Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies." Oxford University Press Oxford


Durose, C. and Richardson, L. 2016. Designing Public Policy for Co-production: Theory Practice and Change.

Hay C., 2007 "Why We Hate Politics." Polity Cambridge


Hay C. and Stoker G., 2009 "Revitalising Politics: Have We Lost the Plot?." "Representation." 45: 3, 225–36.


John, P., Cotterill, S., Moseley, A., Richardson, L. Smith, G., Stoker, G & Wales, C. 2012. Nudge Nudge Think Think: Experimenting with Ways to Change Civic Participation. Bloomsbury Academic.

Lowndes V., Pratchett L. and Stoker G., 2001 "Trends in Public Participation." "Public Administration." 79: 2, 445–55.


Newman J., Barnes M., Sullivan H. and Knops A., 2004 "Public Participation and Collaborative Governance." Journal of Social Policy." 33: 2, 203–23.


Pattie C., Seyd P. and Whiteley P., 2004 "Citizenship in Britain." Cambridge University Press Cambridge


Putnam R., 2000 "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Renewal of American Community." Simon and Schuster New York


Smith G., 2009 "Democratic Innovations" Cambridge University Press Cambridge


Stoker G., 2006a "Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work." Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke


Stoker G., 2006b "Explaining Political Disenchantment: Finding Pathways to Democratic Renewal." "The Political Quarterly." 77: 2, 184–94.


Whiteley, P. 2011. Political Participation in Britain: The Decline and Revival of Civic Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.