Civic Education and Competences for Engaging Citizens in by Gerhard Himmelmann (auth.), Murray Print, Dirk Lange (eds.)

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Instead, a policy of “muddling through” based on the “civic realities of everyday life” could contribute much more to the development of a vibrant democracy and its active support among its citizens. NOTES 1 2 3 Council of Europe, Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights. asp. org Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education. Adopted in the framework of Recommendation CM/Rec (2010) 7 of the Committee of Ministers, pp. 5-6. Notice that concepts such as “citizen education” or “civic education” are highly contested (cf.

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