Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.
Governments' lack of response to rising inequality is not a problem of knowledge or public support. The problem is that those whose needs are being ignored must find a way to make themselves heard.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
We want our children to flourish. To ensure that they do, we need to help them develop their sense of good and evil, justice and injustice. Engaging in politics is crucial to this development.
Streaming television may actually facilitate important forms of human interaction, like participating in politics.
The scientific community enjoys one of the highest levels of trust among American institutions. But engaging in the political arena during a contentious election season comes with dangers.
Many voters feel completely powerless in the election process and their engagement with democracy; they talk in terms of 'us' and 'them' and of not being respected by those in power.
It should be of concern to politicians that so much discontent is apparent at a time of relative affluence.