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The Resource We are the ones we have been waiting for : the promise of civic renewal in America, Peter Levine

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

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We are the ones we have been waiting for : the promise of civic renewal in America
Title
We are the ones we have been waiting for
Title remainder
the promise of civic renewal in America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Levine
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 society and increasing citizen participation results in better government and better community outcomes. However, citizens concerned about the economic crisis need more than just deliberation or community organizing alone to achieve these outcomes. What they need, according to Peter Levine, is a movement devoted to civic renewal. Deliberative democracy-the idea that true democratic legitimacy derives from open, inclusive discussion and dialogue rather than simple voting-has become an extremely influential concept in the last two decades. In We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, Peter Levine contends that effective deliberative democracy depends upon effective community advocacy. Deliberation, he shows, is most valuable when talk and debate are integrated into a community's everyday life. To illustrate how it works, Levine draws lessons from both community organizing and developmental psychology, and uses examples of successful efforts from communities across America as well as fledgling democracies in Africa and Eastern Europe. By engaging in this type of civic work, American citizens can meaningfully contribute to civic renewal, which, in turn, will address serious social problems that cannot be fixed in any other way"--
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1967-
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Levine, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.L48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political participation
  • Civil society
  • Local government
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • Civil society
  • Local government
  • Political participation
  • United States
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We are the ones we have been waiting for : the promise of civic renewal in America, Peter Levine
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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
Control code
841199079
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780199939428
Lccn
2013005193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)841199079
Label
We are the ones we have been waiting for : the promise of civic renewal in America, Peter Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
841199079
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780199939428
Lccn
2013005193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)841199079

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