Government is Us 2.0

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The genesis of the original classic, Government Is Us, was the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and subsequent responses from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Among their responses was issuing one ad that stated, ˘The next time you hear someone viciously attack our government and the Americans who work for it, tell them-Stop it. This is Our Government.÷

Author Biography

Cheryl Simrell King is a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College, teaching primarily in the MPA Program. Co-author of Transformational Public Service: Portraits of Theory in Practice (2005, M.E. Sharpe), as well as articles in other trade press and academic journals, she writes and practices in the areas of democratizing and transforming public administration, accountability, sustainability and the relationships among citizens and their governments.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Context: Citizens, Administrators, and Their Discontentsp. 3
Citizens and Administrators: The Possibilities and Dilemmasp. 17
Democracy and Engagement Through Different Lensesp. 29
Democracy as a Way of Life: Rethinking the Places and Practices of Public Administrationp. 31
The Citizenship Role of the Public Professional: Imagining Private Lives and Alternative Futuresp. 59
Cultivating and Sustaining Empathy as a Normative Value in Public Administrationp. 76
Models of Citizen Participation: Measuring Engagement and Collaborationp. 86
Democratic Governance through Public-Nonprofit Partnerships: Reclaiming ˘A Usable Past÷ from the Settlement House Movementp. 101
Stories of Practicep. 117
The EPA Seeks Its Role in Communities: Evolutionary Engagementp. 119
Obituary: Team Metrop. 147
Eliminating Institutional Racism within Local Government: The City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiativep. 157
A Case of Transformational Change: Making Sustainability Real in the City of Olympiap. 174
Think Global, Act Local? A Short Storyp. 185
Imagining the Possibilitiesp. 213
Imagining the Possibilitiesp. 215
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 223
Indexp. 229
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