Making a Place for Community
Local Democracy in a Global Era
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Making a Place for Community by Thad Williamson
Book DescriptionWhen 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415947411
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thad Williamson
Property-Owning Democracy, Paperback (February 2014)
Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond features a collection of original essays that represent the first extended treatment of political philosopher John Rawls' idea of a property-owning democracy.
Leadership and Global Justice, Hardback (March 2012)
What does global justice look like, and how can leadership help get us there? The contributors explore justice in various spheres: citizenship, the marketplace, health, education, and the environment. And they provide creative and constructive moral approaches for evaluating and promoting global justice.
Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Thad Williamson
"Must the strip mall and the eight-lane highway define 21st century American life? That is a central question posed by critics of suburban and exurban living in America. Yet despite the ubiquity of the critique, it never sticks--Americans by the scores of millions have willingly moved into sprawling developments over the past few decades.
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Author Biography - Thad Williamson
Gar Alperovitz, the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, has a leading voice in the communitarian movement for 30 years. His book, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb is the definitive history of the subject. He serves on the editorial board of Tikkun, and his articles appear frequently in The Nation, The Boston Review and The Washington Post. Thad Williamson is a researcher at Harvard University. He has written for The Nation, In These Times and Monthly Review. David L. Imbroscio is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville.
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