The Essential Civil Society Reader

Author: Don E. Eberly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742578682
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In The Civil Society Reader Don Eberly presents the classic writings of the leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront of American politics.

Civil Society

Author: Brian O'Connell
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874519259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide for what citizen leaders and teachers must do to ensure that our democracy will last another century.

Uncharitable

Author: Dan Pallotta
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584659556
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A courageous call to free charity from its ideological and economic constraints

Beyond Tocqueville

Author: Bob Edwards
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584651253
Format: PDF
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An interdisciplinary collection of historical and comparative articles on civil society and the social capital debate.

Social Enterprise

Author: Janelle A. Kerlin
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584658169
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The first comparative look at how social enterprise is shaped by local conditions worldwide

Civic Agriculture

Author: Thomas A. Lyson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611683033
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A engaging analysis of food production in the United States emphasizing that sustainable agricultural development is important to community health.

The Future of Democracy

Author: Peter Levine
Publisher: Tufts University Press
ISBN: 1611687888
Format: PDF
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We need young people to be civically engaged in order to define and address public problems. Their participation is important for democracy, for institutions such as schools, and for young people themselves, who are more likely to succeed in life if they are engaged in their communities. In The Future of Democracy, Peter Levine, scholar and practitioner, sounds the alarm: in recent years, young Americans have become dangerously less engaged. They are tolerant, patriotic, and idealistic, and some have invented such novel and impressive forms of civic engagement, as blogs, "buycott" movements, and transnational youth networks. But most lack the skills and opportunities they need to participate in politics or address public problems. Levine's timely manifesto clearly explains the causes, symptoms, and repercussions of this damaging trend, and, most importantly, the means whereby America can confront and reverse it. Levine demonstrates how to change young people's civic attitudes, skills, and knowledge and, equally importantly, to reform our institutions so that civic engagement is rewarding and effective. We must both prepare citizens for politics and improve politics for citizens.

From Neighborhood to Nation

Author: Ken Thomson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584658304
Format: PDF, ePub
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A study of the unique impact of participatory and representative democracy on policy outcomes at local, state, and national levels.