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Democracy as problem solving : civic capacity in communities across the globe

Author: Xavier de Souza Briggs
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Case studies from around the world and theoretical discussion show how the capacity to act collectively on local problems can be developed, strengthening democracy while changing social and economic  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xavier de Souza Briggs
ISBN: 9780262026413 0262026414 9780262524858 0262524856
OCLC Number: 173243759
Awards: Winner of Finalist, 2008 C. Wright Mills Award given by the Society for the Study of Social Problems. 2008
Description: xiii, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Democracy and public problems --
Managing urban growth : the problem and its civics --
Rethinking the American West : a civic intermediary and the movement for "quality growth" in Utah --
The grassroots-to-grasstops dynamic : slum redevelopment and accountability in Mumbai --
The civics of economic restructuring --
The hyper-organized region : leading the next "new economy" in Pittsburgh --
Progressive regionalism and entrepreneurial government : democratization and competitive restructuring in the greater ABC, Brazil --
Leading change in child and youth well-being --
From the ballot box to better results : cross-sector accountability in the San Francisco children's movement --
Rights, conflict, and civic capacity : meeting the needs of poor children and families in postapartheid Cape Town --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Xavier de Souza Briggs.
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