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Citizenship in American society (JSTOR database articles)

Here are some articles from the JSTOR database that might be relevant to the topic.

Title: "Democratic Renewal and Cultural Inertia: Why Our Best Efforts Fall Short"
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Source: Sociological Forum, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Sep., 2005), pp. 343-367
Title: "Reading's Impact on Democratic Citizenship in America"
Authors: Stephen Earl Bennett, Staci L. Rhine and Richard S. Flickinger
Source: Political Behavior, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Sep., 2000), pp. 167-195
Title: "What Kind of Citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy"
Authors: Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne
Source: American Eduational Research Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Summer, 2004), pp. 237-269

Ben Franklin's idea of democracy today (Academic Search Complete database articles)

Articles like these might be used for an essay on Ben Franklin's 'democracy' (from Academic Search Complete database).

Title: "Democracy is Dead"
Author: Paul Kingsnorth
Source: New Internationalist , 373 pp. 34-35
Title: "Rediscovering the Roots of American Democracy"
Author: Maria Morocco
Source: Human Rights Vol. 17 Issue 3 (1990) pp.38-39