Civic Power

Civic Power

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781108422116
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 280
Weight: 540g
Height: 159mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 19mm