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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 --
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 policy tools, rules, and targets --
IV. Conclusion --
Making sense of the past and its lessons for the future.