GENEVA, N.Y.—Craig Rimmerman, a political science professor at Hobart and William Smith, has just had the second edition of his book The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service published by Westview Press.
In the new edition, Rimmerman considers different vehicles for expressing the new citizenship, including the protests in Seattle over the IMF and World Bank, new organizations such as the 2030 Center, and how groups on both the political left and right are using the Internet as a crucial organizing tool. The second edition also explores in greater detail the literature on service learning and its connection to different conceptions of the new citizenship.
Rimmerman joined the faculty at the Colleges in 1986. He earned a B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. A nationally recognized authority on the U.S. presidency and public policy, Rimmerman, of Ithaca, N.Y., has also written President by Plebiscite: The Reagan-Bush Era in Institutional Perspective (1993), and Gay Rights, Military Wrongs: Political Perspective on Lesbians and Gays in the Military (1996), as well as co-edited The Politics of Gay Rights (2000).
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