CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Participatory Politics: New Media and Youth Political Action
by Cathy Cohen, Joseph Kahne, Ben Bowyer, Ellen Middaugh, Jon Rogowski
June 1, 2012
To rigorously consider the impact of new media on the political and civic behavior of young people, the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) developed and fielded one of the first nationally representative studies of new media and politics among young people.