By Any Media Necessary: Mapping Youth and Participatory Politics

Thick vs. thin engagement

Thick vs. thin engagement is determined using a matrix consisting of two axes. Describing engagement as thin vs. thick, and symbolic vs. impactful, Zuckerman defines thin engagement as “actions that require little thought on your part: sign a petition, give a contribution”. Thick engagement, on the other hand, asks “for your creativity, your strategic sensibilities, your ability to make media, research, deliberate or find solutions.” (Zuckerman)

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