Working Group on Civic Engagement

Mission:

Many social movement leaders and civic activists realize that this is an important moment for building new capacities and coalitions – going well beyond the professionally led and often narrowly focused efforts that proliferated at the end of the twentieth century. Organizational experience has piled up, and new ideas and technologies abound. SSN scholars in this Working Group have done cutting edge research on citizen engagement, participation, and mobilization. Their work helps to diagnose the current state of American civic engagement and highlights promising potential improvements for civil society in many realms. They are well-positioned to prepare briefs, media contributions, consultations, and public presentations that both diagnose the challenges citizen activists and groups are facing and suggest specific steps the activists and groups can take to meet the challenges and seize opportunities in local and national arenas. 

Projects:

 

Co-Leaders

Anton Vonk Professor of Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

Members

Associate Professor of Sociology and Founding Director, Southwest Institute on Religion, Culture, and Society, University of New Mexico
Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law, The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor of Organization & Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Executive Director, Faith in Texas and Senior Consultant, PICO National Network
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston
Schumann Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College
Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of International and Global Studies, University of Maine at Farmington
Professor of Sociology and Religion, University of Southern California
PhD Student in Sociology, City University of New York
Senior Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Provost Emeritus, Elizabethtown College
Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University
Professor of Political Science, University of Leuven, Belgium
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Senior Implementation Advisor, Johns Hopkins University
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director, the Purdue Policy Research Institute, Purdue University
Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Associate Professor of Media and Journalism and Adjunct Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Affiliate Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Associate Professor of Public Policy and United States History; Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University