Melissa Bass; Brookings Institution.
|描述：||xi, 304 pages ; 25 cm|
|内容：||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.
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 higher education have solidified their roles as American institutions, civilian national service is still not recognized as a long-term policy option.