Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era (Paperback)
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Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era (Paperback)

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Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 09/10/2003
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When 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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415947411
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An indispensable primer for the new century.."
-From the foreword by Benjamin Barber, author of Jihad v. McWorld
"Replete with theoretical insights, strong substantive arguments and thoughtful policy analyses.."
-William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
"An Illuminating and rigorous tour of the existing landscape of community life and the ongoing efforts to foster development. It is a terrific catalogue of promising ideas.."
-William Greider, author of One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism
"Essential reading for every city, country and state official and engaged citizen and an invaluable reference source to which they will return for years to come.."
-David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World

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