Publications by Year: 2003

Skocpol T. “Social Provision and Civic Community: Beyond Fragmentation”. In: Rieder J The Fractious Nation? Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press ; 2003. pp. 187-205. Publisher's Version
Skocpol T. “Will September 11 Revitalize Civic Democracy?”. In: Dionne EJ, Meltzer K, Litan RE United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship. Washington D.C. Brookings Institution Press ; 2003. pp. 20-32.
Skocpol T. “Doubly Engaged Social Science: The Promise of Comparative Historical Analysis” . In: Mahoney J, Rueschemeyer D Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press ; 2003. pp. 407-28.
Skocpol T. “Where are the Volunteers?”. Boston Globe. 2003.
Skocpol T, Campbell AL. “Down Goes Their Clout”. Newsday. 2003.
Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life
Skocpol T. Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press; 2003. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Pundits and social observers have voiced alarm each year as fewer Americans involve themselves in voluntary groups that meet regularly. Thousands of nonprofit groups have been launched in recent times, but most are run by professionals who lobby Congress or deliver social services to clients. What will happen to U.S. democracy if participatory groups and social movements wither, while civic involvement becomes one more occupation rather than every citizen's right and duty? In Diminished Democracy, Theda Skocpol shows that this decline in public involvement has not always been the case in this country-and how, by understanding the causes of this change, we might reverse it.