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The politics and civics of national service : lessons from the Civilian Conservation Corps, Vista, and AmeriCorps

Autor: Melissa Bass; Brookings Institution.
Editora: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013] ©2013
Edição/Formato   Livro : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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The author focuses on the history, current relevance, and impact of domestic national service. She argues that only by examining programs over time can we understand national service's successes and limitations, both in terms of its political support and its civic lessons. Through extensive archival and documentary research, supplemented with interviews, this is the first detailed policy history of VISTA and  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Melissa Bass; Brookings Institution.
ISBN: 9780815723806 0815723806
Número OCLC: 795759663
Descrição: xi, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: Melissa Bass.

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Focuses on the history, relevance, and impact of domestic civilian national service. This title explains why such service has yet to be institutionalized in the United States; while military and  Ler mais...

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