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Chickering, A. Lawrence

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Works: 12 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 2,651 library holdings
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD8005.2.U5, 331.8811353
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Publications about A. Lawrence Chickering
Publications by A. Lawrence Chickering
Most widely held works about A. Lawrence Chickering
 
Most widely held works by A. Lawrence Chickering
Public employee unions : a study of the crisis in public sector labor relations ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
The Politics of planning : a review and critique of centralized economic planning ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
The Silent revolution : the informal sector in five Asian and Near Eastern countries by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )
9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Beyond left and right : breaking the political stalemate by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Two conflicting ideals animate American political debate: our rights as individuals and our responsibilities as members of society. From both conservatives and liberals we hear arguments for extremes of unrestrained individualism and suffocating statism. Do we all have the right to behave as we please, or must morality be legislated in the interests of the community? Should we be left on our own to succeed or fail financially, or should government shield us from risk (and control our pocketbooks)? In this penetrating book, A. Lawrence Chickering describes the breakdown in dialogue that underlies the crisis in American politics. Surveying major domestic concerns - economic justice, racial and sexual equality, protection of the environment - Chickering concludes that no effective response to these and other issues is possible until we resolve the larger dilemma of how to reconcile rights and responsibilities, freedom and order. Chickering faults both Republicans and Democrats for their preoccupation with the politics of the centralized state. Washington-based politics, he argues, has become hopelessly disputatious, corrupt, and remote from the concerns of America's people. It is "politics on the cheap," endless tinkering with the machine of centralized government, incapable of satisfying Americans' pervasive yearning for a society that inspires their willing and enthusiastic participation. How can we make politics work again? Beyond the tired programs of the left and right lies another option: a more consensual politics, built on self-governing institutions at the local and regional levels. Such institutions would empower citizens to work for the larger public good in all important areas of their lives. Beyond Left and Right introduces us to a new coalition of conservatives and liberals that is striving to build self-governing communities, especially in the stricken inner cities. This movement is strongly evident in efforts to reform education and low-income housing and is proposing new ideas in health care, law enforcement, and other areas. This is only the start, however: Chickering says that citizens, working together at the local and regional levels, can construct a just and responsive political system for the entire nation. This book offers optimism and hope. It points in a new direction - toward the freedom and sense of community that come with self-governance. Beyond Left and Right provides a basis for reviving America's political life and our aspirations for its future
Strategic foreign assistance : civil society in international security ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
"The emergence of global terrorism has created a new reality in national and international security. Governments and peoples must come together to encourage economic, political, legal, and social change within weak societies in which terrorists take refuge and to assist deadlocked governments in overcoming the explosive legacies of religious and ethnic conflict. In Strategic Foreign Assistance the authors show that, to do this, the United States must develop a strategic international cooperation and assistance policy that fosters strong civil societies."--BOOK JACKET
Readings in public policy by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Voice of the people : the transpartisan imperative in American life by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The writer and the world : essays ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Poverty programs and other conservative policy strategies, 1970-1984 : and related material by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The silent revolution : the informal sector in five Asian and Near Eastern countries : executive summary ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Diary of a trip to San Pedro Martir Sierra : by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Excursion to Baja California, describing flora and fauna of the area
 
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