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The New Student Politics
The Wingspread Statement on Student Civic Engagement
Edition: 2

Pamphlet: 978 99909 0 613 4 / $12.00 Published: July 2002

Publisher: CampusCompact
24 pp., 7 1/2" x 10 5/8"
This report, which grew out of the 2001 Wingspread in Racine, Wisconsin, describes student political and civic engagement as defined by students at the Summit. One of the few available publications to give voice to students themselves, The New Student Politics examines contemporary conceptions of civic engagement, politics, and service and provides specific suggestions as to how campuses can improve their commitment to student civic engagement through service-learning, increased support for student political activity, and attentiveness to student voice.

Reviews & Endorsements:
“In a time when college students are often labeled as ‘apathetic’ or ‘apolitical’ or even simply mindlessly materialistic, The New Student Politics is a wonderful testimony to young people’s seriousness and desire to build a flourishing democracy, and a humane and democratic world.”
- Harry Boyte, Co-Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, University of Minnesota
“If our efforts to educate students toward the voting booth aren’t working, we should meet our students where they are at (engaged in community service!) and help participants widen their sense of communities’ needs and possible citizen responses. The student authors of this report lead us to a rethinking of our courses, student research, and student governance.”
- Cheryl Keen, Professor, Antioch College