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The Citizen Solution: How You Can Make A Difference
     

The Citizen Solution: How You Can Make A Difference

by Harry Boyte
 

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Nationally known community organizer and activist Harry C. Boyte incites readers to join today's "citizen movement," offering practical tools for how we can change the face of America by focusing on issues close to home.

Targeting useful techniques for individuals to raise public consciousness and effectively motivate community-based groups, Boyte grounds

Overview

Nationally known community organizer and activist Harry C. Boyte incites readers to join today's "citizen movement," offering practical tools for how we can change the face of America by focusing on issues close to home.

Targeting useful techniques for individuals to raise public consciousness and effectively motivate community-based groups, Boyte grounds his arguments in the country's tradition of "populism," demonstrating how mobilized citizens can be far more powerful than our frequently paralyzed politicians. He offers practical tips on identifying potential citizen leaders and working through cultural differences without sacrificing identities.

Each point is illustrated by inspiring real-life examples of Minnesotans who have prompted change: An immigrant community that created a cultural wellness center. An organization of multiracial, multifaith congregations that is tackling tough social problems. A cluster of suburban neighborhoods that came together to take back Sundays from overzealous youth-sports organizations. For readers doubting their ability to make a significant difference in our world, this how-to book will show the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873516624
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,134,794
File size:
290 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Harry C. Boyte is a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute, Co-director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota.

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