Active Citizenship Today

PRIO Report

Horst, Cindy; Marta Bivand Erdal; Kjersti Fjørtoft; Jonas Jakobsen; Noor Jdid; Per Mouritsen & Tore Vincents Olsen (2019) Active Citizenship Today. PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

What inspires active citizenship today?

How is a sense of community created through active citizenship practices?

How is the idea of the ‘good citizen’ represented and contested in public debate?

This report presents insights from the research project Active Citizenship in Culturally and Religiously Diverse Societies (ACT), funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project has reviewed conceptions of active citizenship, collected empirical data on everyday experiences of active citizenship in Oslo and Copenhagen, and integrated theoretical models with empirical findings. The research was conducted between 2014 and 2018 by researchers at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the Department of Philosophy at the UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, and the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.

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