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Archives Task Force Discussion Paper 7: Archives, Active Citizenship and Social Capital

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2003

‘Active citizenship’ has become an increasingly important measure of the health of society in the UK today, and a major contributor to social capital, defined as social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trust which arise from them. To be willing to participate in civic activity (if only to sign a petition), informally volunteer to help a neighbour or other citizen, or to formally give time to an organisation are all seen as positive contributions to the common good. Volunteering is a significant part of active citizenship and has been given high status by the government.

Year published


2003

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PDF

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191 KB

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Archives

Geographical coverage


UK

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Archives
Resource
Archives Task Force
ATF