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

Author: Melissa Bass
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
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"In Politics and Civics of National Service, Melissa Bass 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. Based on extensive archival and documentary research, supplemented with interviews, The Politics  Read more...
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Bass, Melissa.
Politics and civics of national service.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012045776
(OCoLC)795759663
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Bass
ISBN: 9780815723813 0815723814
OCLC Number: 824363016
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Contents: Introduction: public service as public policy for democracy --
Citizenship and the elements of policy design --
The CCC's roots and relationships --
The CCC's purpose and government's role --
The CCC's tools, rules, and targets --
Vista's roots and relationships --
Vista's purpose and government's role --
Vista's tools, rules, and targets --
AmeriCorps's roots and relationships --
AmeriCorps's purpose and government's role --
AmeriCorps's policy tools, rules, and targets --
Making sense of the past and its lessons for the future.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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