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Community works : the revival of civil society in America

Author: E J Dionne, Jr.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the quest for community at the turn of the century. It examines why the idea of civil society has become so popular and why so much hope has been invested in the voluntary sector. It also underscores the importance of a vital civil society and disputes the notion that our yearning for a reinvigorated civic life is a form of nostalgia."--BOOK JACKET. "E. J. Dionne, Jr. puts the debate in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Dionne, Jr.
ISBN: 0815718683 9780815718680
OCLC Number: 39013705
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: x, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Why civil society? Why now? / E.J. Dionne, Jr. --
Is civil society obsolete? : Revisiting predictions of the decline of civil society in Whose keeper? / Alan Wolfe --
Not a cure-all : civil society creates citizens, it does not solve problems / Jean Bethke Elshtain --
America's civic condition : a glance at the evidence / William A. Galston and Peter Levine --
Don't blame big government : America's voluntary groups thrive in a national network / Theda Skocpol --
All community is local : the key to America's civic renewal / William A. Schambra --
The Lord's work : the church and civil society / John J. DiIulio, Jr. --
High-octane faith and civil society / Eugene F. Rivers III --
Give community institutions a fighting chance / Bruce Katz --
Recreating the civil society one child at a time / Colin L. Powell --
No paintbrushes, no paint / Jane R. Eisner --
Beyond theory : civil society in action / Pam Solo and Gail Pressberg --
Poverty 101 : what liberals and conservatives can learn from each other / David Kuo --
Where have all the followers gone? / Alan Ehrenhalt --
Civil society and the humble role of government / Dan Coats and Rick Santorum --
America's challenge : revitalizing our national community / Bill Bradley --
Second thoughts on civil society / Gertrude Himmelfarb --
The idea of civil society : a path to social reconstruction / Michael Walzer.
Responsibility: E.J. Dionne, editor.

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Edited by Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne Jr., this collection of essays explores the quest for community and the convictions underlying the concept of civil society.  Read more...

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