What Does It Mean to Be a Good Citizen?

January 5, 2023

How do you know if you’re a good citizen? Is it a matter of joining the right groups? Voting? Volunteering? Reading a hundred news articles every day?

Sara Wallace Goodman is an associate political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, and is the author of Citizenship in Hard Times: How Ordinary People Respond to Democratic Threat. In this episode of the excellent Politics in Question podcast, she talks about the different ways people define good citizenship and how those different opinions influence our politics.

Give it a listen here.

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