Civic Engagement, College Experience, and Social Network Composition

24 September 2019, Version 1
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This is a qualitative chapter from my mixed-methods dissertation on civic engagement and higher education. I analyze how college experience and social networks affect levels of civic engagement amongst college students and college dropouts to assess the extent to which the social networks developed within the college environment are effective conduits for the transmission of politically relevant social capital, civic norms, and civic values.


Civic engagement
Higher Education
Social Networks
Social Capital


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