Disengagement of citizens from community activities

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Lack of involvement in community affairs
Absence of community participation
Uninvolved citizenry
Unclaimed local responsibility
Declining participation in neighbourhood communities
Minimal community involvement
Limited participation in neighbourhood action
Lack of practical engagement in modern community life
Minimum participation in local social processes

Although it is generally recognized that the participation of everyone, particularly of the young and the old, is vitally important in the planning and implementation of socio-economic programmes, few communities accomplish this end. Social patterns may have been well-defined for several generations, but contemporary living has transformed these forms and they have not been replaced. Effective community engagement requires that dynamic role systems for everyone are woven into the patterns of daily life.

Lack of participation in activities relating to community life and welfare, leads to the alienation of certain sections of society, lack of social unity within the community, unequal treatment of sections of society, and general social and political alienation through lack of contact.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST