Profesor Danielle Allen speaks of three types of civic agent: engaged citizens, activists, and politicians. All three are essential to democratic practice, but frequently (though not always) vary considerably in the goals they pursue, tpyes of aciton they take, and strateiges of participation they deploy in seeking voice and influence. Professor Allen argues that the Ten Questions for Change Makers can serve as a tool for reflection before action, by which young people can comtemplate possible consequences of their action. This process can help young people develop into more equitable, efficacious, and self-protective civic actors themselves, whatever the type. See more at ""