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date: 17 February 2020

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In this chapter, the consequences of civic and political participation for moral development are explored. The potential for civic and political activity to accelerate and derail moral development is considered through several contemporary examples. Historical and cross-cultural evidence is used to highlight variation in the meaning of civic and political motivation and the likely consequences of participation. Finally, three approaches to facilitating moral development through civic education are identified, with the empirical and theoretical shortcomings of each identified. Future research needs are discussed with a focus on the kinds of designs that will most advance the field.

Keywords: civics, research design, democracy, context, politics

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