Is Civic Consciousness Strengthening in Greece? Evidence in the Historical and Western European Contexts

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2003
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Close, David Henry
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Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
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A sense of civic consciousness, or civic community, may be defined as a compound of the following attitudes: a general respect for the law, based on confidence that it represents the public interest; sympathetic support for government, combined with readiness to criticise it in a constructive way; respect for the interests of all fellow-citizens; and readiness to cooperate with them - beyond the circle of family, friends, and interest group - in promoting objectives of public benefit.
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Greek Research, Australia, Language, Greece, Conference, David H. Close
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Close, David 2003. Is Civic Consciousness Strengthening in Greece? Evidence in the Historical and Western European Contexts. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Frazis (Eds.) “Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, September 2001”. Flinders University Department of Languages – Modern Greek: Adelaide, 63-78.