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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Melissa Bass; Brookings Institution.
|Description:||xi, 304 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: National service as public policy for democracy --
Citizenship and the elements of policy design --
Part I. The Civilian Conservation Corps : The CCC's roots and relationships --
The CCC's purpose and government's role --
The CCC's tools, rules, and targets --
II. Volunteers in Service to America : VISTA's roots and relationships --
VISTA's purpose and government's role --
VISTA's tools, rules, and targets --
III. AmeriCorps : AmeriCorps's roots and relationships --
AmeriCorps's purpose and government's role --
AmeriCorps's tools, rules, and targets --
IV. Conclusion : Making sense of the past and its lessons for the future.