Why get involved?

Keenan, Edward. The Art of the Possible: an Everyday Guide to Politics. Toronto: Owlkids Books, 2015.

Governments make a difference. They can provide protection. They can help settle conflicts and mike life fairer for everyone. They can also help people reach goals that are only possible with group effort.

Who does government involve politics? Why do politicians argue? What makes a good argument? What are the advantages and disadvantages of conflict? How can governments prevent a democracy from turning into a platform for bullying? And who are some young people who have made a positive difference in politics?

All these questions and more are answered in this highly recommended 63-page introduction to politics for readers 11 years old and up.

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