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.

Online Localities: Implications for Democracy and Education
Cover Page for Online Localities Report
by Ellen Middaugh and Joseph Kahne
January 1, 2009
As people spend more time online and conduct more of their day-to-day business in this manner, scholars have begun to questions what, if any, implication these trends have for participation in local communities and for the functioning of our democracy.