CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Is Patriotism Good for Democracy? A Study of High School Seniors' Patriotic Commitments
by Joseph Kahne and Ellen Middaugh
April 1, 2006
Is patriotism good for democracy? Or does a commitment to patriotism threaten democracy? Educators do not agree on this issue.