Everyday Politics: The Power of Public Work / Edition 1

Everyday Politics: The Power of Public Work / Edition 1

by Harry C. Boyte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812238141

ISBN-13: 9780812238143

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

"Harry Boyte and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship have without doubt exercised the premier intellectual leadership role in the movement for civic renewal in the U.S. over the past decade. In Everyday Politics, Boyte describes their approach." --Carmen Sirianni, coauthor, Civic Innovation in America

"As Mark Twain said about the

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"Harry Boyte and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship have without doubt exercised the premier intellectual leadership role in the movement for civic renewal in the U.S. over the past decade. In Everyday Politics, Boyte describes their approach." --Carmen Sirianni, coauthor, Civic Innovation in America

"As Mark Twain said about the weather, everybody talks about the need for a new politics of participation and deliberation, but nobody does anything about it. Harry Boyte has. Through a combination of experience, political analysis, and philosophy, he shows us how 'everyday politics' can actually improve people's lives." --Jennifer Hochschild, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, Harvard University, and editor of Perspectives on Politics

"Boyte's novel take on the burgeoning efforts to renew civic life is a must-read for scholars and community-based practitioners alike who are recreating work-centered commonwealth traditions in an information age." --David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812238143
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface : developing a theory and practice of everyday politics
1The stirrings of a new politics1
2Populisms17
3The growth of everyday politics36
4Citizenship as public work57
5Citizen education as a craft, not a program77
6The Jane Addams school for democracy95
7Professions as public work113
8"Architects of democracy"134
9Spreading everyday politics160
10Freedom183

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