Political Identity, Democratic Empowerment, and Political Learning

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Abstract

The political commotion of the world is rising anew. Political challenges and political turmoil unfold side by side, and at the fore of many current political struggles stands the notion of “political identity.” Identity is a key asset in citizens' orientations toward political issues, their selection of information, and not least their political participation at large. The character of political challenges and struggles suggests that we need a revitalized and more comprehensive conceptual framework and operationalization of political identity. Political identity plays a role in most political activity, and the authors engage in elaborating the concept. The discussion presents the notion of political learning in order to bridge the complex and vigorous relations between on the one side political orientations and awareness and on the other side current manifestations of democratic political identities.
Translated title of the contributionPolitisk identitet, demokratisk empowerment og politisk læring
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitical Identity and Democratic Citizenship in Turbulent Times
EditorsNiels Nørgaard Kristensen
Number of pages24
PublisherIGI global
Publication dateJun 2020
Pages12-36
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)9781799836773, 9781799851790
ISBN (Electronic)9781799836780
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
SeriesAdvances in Public Policy and Administration (APPA) Book Series
ISSN2475-6644

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