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We are the ones we have been waiting for : the promise of civic renewal in America

Author: Peter Levine
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, USA, [2013]
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"In September 2011, two leading civic engagement advocacy organizations headed, respectively, by Robert Putnam and Peter Levine released a joint report showing that a region's level of civic engagement was a strong predictor of its ability to recover from the Great Recession. This finding confirms what advocates of civic engagement have long hypothesized: that strengthening the networks between government and civil  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Levine
ISBN: 9780199939428 019993942X
OCLC Number: 841199079
Description: 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Overview : the public and our problems --
How to think about politics : values, facts, and strategies --
Values : collaboration, deliberation, and civic relationships --
Values : the limits of expertise, ideology, and markets --
Facts : the state of American democracy --
Facts : a civic renewal movement emerges --
Strategies : how to accomplish civic renewal.
Responsibility: Peter Levine.
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Peter Levine defends the principles that motivate today's best civic renewal efforts, shows that these experiments have already reached substantial scale, analyzes the opposition that they face, and  Read more...

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