9780806135328

Diminished Democracy : From Membership to Management in American Civic Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806135328

  • ISBN10:

    0806135328

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Summary

The threat posed by lack of participation in the institutions of democracy is serious, and the author of this hard-hitting, insightful examination of the problem traces the problem back to the 1960s, offering solutions for how to reverse the trend. (Politics & Government)

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Carl Albert
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Warren Durgin's Gravestone---Understanding American Civic Democracy
3(17)
How the United States Became a Civic Nation
20(54)
Joiners, Organizers, and Citizens
74(53)
From Membership to Management
127(48)
Why Civic Life Changed
175(46)
What We Have Lost
221(33)
Reinventing American Civic Democracy
254(41)
Notes 295(56)
List of Tables and Figures 351(4)
Index 355

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