Civic Renewal Research
Civic renewal—meaning efforts to increase the prevalence, equity, quality, and impact of civic engagement—has long been central to the mission of Tisch College and its predecessor organizations. It may require new policies that encourage engagement, new tools and organizations, social movements, and changes in public opinion and culture.
As part of its commitment to Civic Studies, Tisch College is involved in documenting specific current threats and weaknesses to American civic engagement while exploring potential solutions. Here are specific research studies and resources most relevant to the broad topic of civic renewal in the United States.
Projects and Reports
With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Tisch College Associate Dean for Research Peter Levine and Eric Liu—the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Pr…
People who watch video of a debate in which their ideological ally occasionally agrees with or concedes a point to the “other side” are more likely to be open to the opposing view, understand the opposing view better, and even deepen their interest in…
In this era of bitter partisanship and unfettered spending by campaigns and political action committees, the American public is constantly barraged with attack ads financed by various organizations, including corporations and special interest groups.…