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Volunteerism, Youth and the Transition to Democracy in Malawi

by Catherine M. Fairley

Jan 1, 2005

Over ten years since the advent of democracy in Malawi, many Malawians lament the lack of genuine volunteerism amongst its citizens, particularly the youth, and blame such erosion of civic pride on the new democratic dispensation. But how accurate is this perception that youth no longer take an interest in their country's development? Historically, how has participation in civic service changed in Malawi?