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Reeher, Grant

Works: 8 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 4,738 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Case studies  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK1764, 323.04202854678
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Click on democracy : the Internet's power to change political apathy into civic action by Steve Davis( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Voter turnout has dwindled since the 1960s and fewer Americans are involved in civic activities. The real story of the Internet is its emergence as a community builder under the radar of most political observers who focus on large institutions in a society that has become politically disengaged and disenchanted. The contributors to this volume talk at length with the people who are using the Internet in innovative and effective ways and who are capitalizing on the Internet's power as a networking tool for civic action
Power, inequality, and democratic politics : essays in honor of Robert A. Dahl ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Narratives of justice : legislators' beliefs about distributive fairness by Grant Reeher( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Narratives of Justice offers a provocative, contemporary look at the timeless questions of justice and fairness. Using face-to-face interviews, Grant Reeher plumbs the minds of legislators for their beliefs about distributive justice and attempts to discover the ways in which those beliefs influence their behavior. The book calls into question many notions of American political ideology and, in particular, the idea of an "American exceptionalism" regarding views from the political left, and the dominance in the United States of a "liberal tradition." Political philosophers have amassed a large body of work on justice and fairness from a theoretical perspective, but there is comparatively little empirical work on the subject. The work that does exist concentrates on the beliefs of the public. We know very little concerning the beliefs about justice held by political elites. This work offers a window into the beliefs of legislators, a group for which such an inquiry is rarely undertaken. The book is based on a set of extended, in-depth interviews with the members of the Connecticut State Senate as well as a year of close observation of the Senate in action. The interviews averaged four hours in length and covered a variety of topics related to fairness. Through this material, Reeher employs a narrative-based framework to understand the patterns in the senators' interview responses, and develops a typology of the senator's narratives. These narratives vary in both content and form, and as a whole present a surprising range of views. Narratives of Justice will be of interest to those concerned with justice, political ideologies, and political beliefs, as well as state and local politics and, more generally, American politics. Its wide research and thorough documentation make it a useful guide to the literature within and beyond political science concerning beliefs, ideologies, legislative behavior, and qualitative research methods. Grant Reeher is Assistant Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, Syracuse University, and currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan
First person political : legislative life and the meaning of public service by Grant Reeher( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 libraries worldwide
In First Person Political, Grant Reeher combats the public's alienation from and distrust of politicians by putting a personal face on everyday political life. Through moving personal interviews, Reeher allows legislators to tell their own stories about how and why they came to politics, the experience of serving in their state legislature, their decisions to stay or leave, and the many trials they face in the name of public service. Reeher contends that these politicians do have the public good in mind and often suffer great personal losses for their chance to represent the people and fight
Education for citizenship : ideas and innovations in political learning by Grant Reeher( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
These essays address education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. The collection offers examples of efforts to create among students a new set of what Alexis de Tocqueville called "mores" or culturally defining "habits of the heart" that enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community, and support the practices, basic values, and institutions necessary for the democratic process. An introduction entitled "Some Themes from Recent Innovations and Questions for the Future" is given. The 13 essays following the introduction are: (1) "Teaching American Politics through Service: Reflections on a Pedagogical Strategy" (Craig A. Rimmerman); (2) "Service Learning as Civic Learning: Lessons We Can Learn from Our Students" (Richard M. Battistoni); (3) "The Urban Agenda Project" (Otto Feinstein; James D. Chesney); (4) "Citizenship Courses as Life-Changing Experiences" (William D. Coplin); (5) "Public Affairs Internships: Coming of Age" (Glen A. Halva-Neubauer); (6) "Enhancing Citizenship through Active Learning: Simulations on the Policy Process" (Joseph Cammarano; Linda L. Fowler); (7) "Doing the Rights Thing: Tales of Citizenship and Free Speech" (Marc Lendler); (8) "Teaching the Art of Public Deliberation: National Issues Forums on Campus" (Daniel W. O'Connell); (9) "Democratizing the Classroom: The Individual Learning Contract" (John F. Freie); (10) "Wading in the Deep: Supporting Emergent Anarchies" (Naeem Inayatullah); (11) "Teaching Deliberation: Citizenship Education and Cross-Disciplinary Team Teaching" (Mark Rupert); (12) "Using the Internet to Enhance Classroom and Citizenship Information" (William Ball); and (13) "The Internet as a Tool for Student Citizenship" (Kimberley P. Canfield). An extensive bibliography concludes the collection. (Bt)
The insider's guide to political internships : what to do once you're in the door ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The Trusted leader : building the relationships that make government work by Terry Newell( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Looking at the ways in which leaders build effective relationships while improving their organizations, this second edition includes new research and analysis of the first two years of the Obama administration
The economic trend in immigration policy: a comparative analysis of the entrepreneur by Sharon Jones( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Immigration promises to be one of the most important issues for Canada, Australia and the United States in the new millennium, and it raises a fundamental question: What type of newcomer should be admitted? Until after World War II, the United States, Canada and Australia took in almost all the immigrants who could get to their shores. However, now in the new millennium immigration has become more restricted through complex systems that favors skills, capital assets and globalized economies. This study examines an immigration policy that was designed in all three countries to build up the skill and human capital of migration flows, and will help broaden the base of knowledge concerning skilled immigration and economic flows of people, by examining the Investor/Entrepreneurial Programs in Canada, Australia and the United States. This study will compare the success and failure of these programs
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