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Democracy as problem solving : civic capacity in communities across the globe

Author: Xavier N De Souza Briggs
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2008.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xavier N De Souza Briggs
ISBN: 9780262026413 0262026414 9780262524858 0262524856
OCLC Number: 938411487
Description: xiii, 374 s
Contents: Introduction --
Democracy and public problems --
Managing urban growth : the problem and its civics --
Rethinking the American West : a civic intermediary and the movement for "quality growth" in Utah --
The grassroots-to-grasstops dynamic : slum redevelopment and accountability in Mumbai --
The civics of economic restructuring --
The hyper-organized region : leading the next "new economy" in Pittsburgh --
Progressive regionalism and entrepreneurial government : democratization and competitive restructuring in the greater ABC, Brazil --
Leading change in child and youth well-being --
From the ballet box to better results : cross-sector accountability in the San Francisco children's movement --
Conflict, rights, and civic capacity : meeting the needs of poor children and families in post-apartheid Cape Town --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Xavier de Souza Briggs.

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