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Making Democracy Matter

Identity and Activism in Los Angeles

by Karen Brodkin

  • 115 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Rutgers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political activism,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • California,
  • General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Case studies,
  • Community development,
  • Interviews,
  • Los Angeles,
  • Political activists,
  • Political participation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8026270M
    ISBN 100813539803
    ISBN 109780813539805

    Book Review Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy by Robert D. Putnam, with Robert Leonardi and Raffaella Y. Nanetti Article (PDF Available) in American Journal of Sociology 99(5.   I review the book, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism by Cornell West.

      January is a time for reading resolutions — and declarations that reading good books will make us better people. At the end of , for instance, New York Public Library President Anthony Marx Author: Mark Athitakis.   On the whole, the “Democracy Matters” plan doesn’t contain any surprises, but provides a valuable glimpse into the mindset and strategies of some of the Left’s more important organizations.

      The basic premise of democracy has always been that it doesn’t matter how much you know: you get a say because you have to live with the consequences of what you do.   But polarization needs to be sharply reduced, not just trimmed. Or at the least, it has to work with, rather than against, America’s governing institutions. Under the two-party system, U.S.


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