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To empower people : from state to civil society

Author: Peter L Berger; Richard John Neuhaus; Michael Novak
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Enterprise Institute, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Nearly twenty years ago in the first edition of this path-breaking book, Peter Berger and Richard John Neuhaus anticipated the major worldwide project of the 1990s: the renewal of civil society. They showed that such "mediating structures" as family, neighborhood, church, voluntary associations, and civic organizations are crucial institutions, whose weakening spells disaster. They warned public policy experts, then  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Berger; Richard John Neuhaus; Michael Novak
ISBN: 0844739448 9780844739441 0844739456 9780844739458
OCLC Number: 33407267
Description: xiv, 223 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to the 1996 Edition / Michael Novak --
2. A New Civic Life / Michael S. Joyce and William A. Schambra --
3. Community without Politics --
A British View / David G. Green --
4. Mediating Structures, 1977-1995 / James P. Pinkerton --
5. The View from the White House --
Individual and Community Empowerment / William A. Galston --
6. Law and the Welfare State / Michael J. Horowitz --
7. Philanthropy and the Welfare State / Leslie Lenkowsky --
8. The Corruption of Religious Charities / Marvin Olasky --
9. Success Stories / Robert L. Woodson, Sr. --
10. Practical Principles / Stuart M. Butler --
11. Bottom-up Funding / Douglas J. Besharov --
12. Seven Tangled Questions / Michael Novak --
13. Peter L. Berger and Richard John Neuhaus Respond --
The Original Text: I. Mediating Structures and the Dilemmas of the Welfare State --
The Original Text: II. Neighborhood --
The Original Text: III. Family --
The Original Text: IV. Church --
The Original Text: V. Voluntary Association --
The Original Text: VI. Empowerment through Pluralism.
Responsibility: Peter L. Berger and Richard John Neuhaus ; edited by Michael Novak.

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First written 20 years ago, this book anticipated the major worldwide project of the 1990s: the renewal of civil society. In this edition, with many of their ideas vindicated, the authors assess what  Read more...

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