Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2003 - 366 Seiten
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Pundits and social observers have voiced alarm each year as fewer Americans involve themselves in voluntary groups that meet regularly. Thousands of nonprofit groups have been launched in recent times, but most are run by professionals who lobby Congress or deliver social services to clients. What will happen to U.S. democracy if participatory groups and social movements wither, while civic involvement becomes one more occupation rather than every citizen's right and duty? In Diminished Democracy, Theda Skocpol shows that this decline in public involvement has not always been the case in this country--and how, by understanding the causes of this change, we might reverse it.

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Review: Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life

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A starting point to the understanding of associations in American history outside unions. The only problem was a good comparison with union and union practices. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Not giving this book 5 stars because I'm completely convinced by Skocpal's arguments or prescriptions. But this is an extremely well written book. So glad to read a social scientist who responsibly ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2003)

Theda Skocpol is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology and Director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.

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