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The Resource Civic power : rebuilding American democracy in an era of crisis, K. Sabeel Rahman, Hollie Russon Gilman

Civic power : rebuilding American democracy in an era of crisis, K. Sabeel Rahman, Hollie Russon Gilman

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Civic power : rebuilding American democracy in an era of crisis
Title
Civic power
Title remainder
rebuilding American democracy in an era of crisis
Statement of responsibility
K. Sabeel Rahman, Hollie Russon Gilman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On a frigid January evening in 2008, Barack Obama, then merely a junior senator from Illinois, shocked the political establishment by winning the Iowa Caucus. At the boisterous celebration rally, Obama delivered what would become one of the signature speeches of his political career, defining many of the central themes of his campaign and his presidency. "[T]he time has come," Obama declared, "to tell the lobbyists who think their money and their influence speak louder than our voices that they don't own this government-we do. And we are here to take it back!" If there was a central message in Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House, it was this faith in a revival of American democracy-the belief "that in the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.""--
  • "What will it take to restore American democracy and rescue it from this moment of crisis? Civic Power argues that the current threat to US democracy is rooted not just in the outcome of the 2016 election, but in deeper, systemic forms of inequality that concentrate economic and political power in the hands of the few at the expense of the many. Drawing on historical and social science research and case studies of contemporary democratic innovations across the country, Civic Power calls for a broader approach to democracy reform focused on meaningfully redistributing power to citizens. It advocates for both reviving grassroots civil society and novel approaches to governance, policymaking, civic technology, and institutional design - aimed at dismantling structural disparities to build a more inclusive, empowered, bottom-up democracy, where communities and people have greater voice, power, and agency." --
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rahman, Kazi Sabeel
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.R34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gilman, Hollie Russon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
Label
Civic power : rebuilding American democracy in an era of crisis, K. Sabeel Rahman, Hollie Russon Gilman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-260) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy in crisis -- Democracy and inequality as a function of the balance of power -- Organizing for power -- From governance to power-rethinking democracy reform -- Bureaucratizing participation -- Power-oriented policy design -- Democracy's future
Control code
on1090855193
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9781108422116
Lccn
2019013626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Civic power : rebuilding American democracy in an era of crisis, K. Sabeel Rahman, Hollie Russon Gilman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy in crisis -- Democracy and inequality as a function of the balance of power -- Organizing for power -- From governance to power-rethinking democracy reform -- Bureaucratizing participation -- Power-oriented policy design -- Democracy's future
Control code
on1090855193
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9781108422116
Lccn
2019013626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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