[Free eBook] Folkestyrets rugekasser [Danish Academic Democracy History Essays]

Folkestyrets rugekasser: Frivillige foreninger og folkestyre (Incubators of Democracy: Voluntary Associations and Democracy) edited by Michael Böss, is #5 in the MatchPoints series of titles in the Social Sciences and Cultural Studies fields, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This is a Danish-language academic anthology containing essays on the topic of democracy and volunteerism in past and present ages, especially as it pertains to a form of education associated with particular types of volunteer participation in Denmark. Offered through the month of June, available worldwide DRM-free.

Free for a limited time, available worldwide throughout June as their featured Danish-language Free Book of the Month directly @ the university’s dedicated promo page (DRM-free PDF). You can also find more info about the book on its regular catalogue page.

Description (in Danish)
Pokaler og pomfritter i sportshallen, sammenhold og snobrød i skoven, integration og ildhu i kulturhuse landet over: I Danmark har vi en lang tradition for folkelig oplysning gennem deltagelse i frivillige foreninger, og højskolebevægelsen, andelsbevægelsen, fagforeningerne, idrætsforeningerne og spejderkorpsene har været grundpiller i samfundet siden midten af 1800-tallet. Historisk har de været med til at skabe aktive medborgere og gensidig forståelse, solidaritet og tillid på tværs af sociale skel. Men er vi i dag måske mere til coffee to go, fitness og Facebook end til folkekøkkener, fodboldstævner og fællesskab?

Det diskuterer 21 forskere og foreningsrepræsentanter i Folkestyrets rugekasser. Frivillige foreninger og folkestyre. Forfatterne bevæger sig tilbage gennem foreningslivets historie, undersøger betydningen af frivillighed i dag og peger på, hvordan frivillige foreninger på nye præmisser og i andre former fortsat kan gavne det danske samfund.

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