Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era / Edition 1

Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era / Edition 1

by Thad Williamson, David Imbroscio, Gar Alperovitz, David L. Imbroscio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415947413

ISBN-13: 9780415947411

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

When pundits refer to the death of community, they are speaking of a number of social ills, which include, but are not limited to, the general increase in isolation and cynicism of our citizens, widespread concerns about declining political participation and membership in civic organizations, and periodic outbursts of small town violence. Making a Place for

Overview

When pundits refer to the death of community, they are speaking of a number of social ills, which include, but are not limited to, the general increase in isolation and cynicism of our citizens, widespread concerns about declining political participation and membership in civic organizations, and periodic outbursts of small town violence. Making a Place for Community argues that this death of community is being caused by contemporary policies that, if not changed, will continue to foster the decline of community. Increased capital flow between nations is not at the root of the problem, however, increased capital flow within our nation is. Small towns shouldn't have to hope for a prison to open nearby and downtown centers shouldn't sit empty as suburban sparwl encroaches, but they do and it's a result of widely agreed upon public policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415947411
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Forward: Benjamin Barber
Preface: Toward the Reconstruction of American Community and Democracy
Part I.The triple Threat to Community and Democracy
Introduction: The Case for Community Economic Stability: Economics and Political-Economics
1.Globalization and Free trade
2.The Chase for Jobs
3.The Challenge of Sprawl
Part II.Place-Based Policy Alternatives
Note to Part II
4.Federal Job Stabilizing Policies
5. Conventional Strategies
6.State and Municipal Enterprise
7.Local Municipalities
Part III.Place-Based Economic Structures
Note to Part III
8.Supporting Employee Ownership
9.Community Development Corporations and Community Development Financial Institutions
10. Alternative Ownership Models:Non-Profits and Co-Ops
11. Community Land trusts and Community Agriculture
Part IV. The Global Context
Note to Part IV.
12.Restructuring Global Economic Institutions
13.Alternative Approaches to Trade
Conclusion: Political-Economic Policies for the Next Stage of Democratic Development
Acknowledgements

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