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Everyday Politics: Reconnecting Citizens and Public Life Hardcover – September 1, 2004
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"Boyte's novel take on the burgeoning efforts to renew civic life is a must-read for scholars and community-based practitioners alike who are recreating work-centered commonwealth traditions in an information age."—David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation
"Harry Boyte and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship have without doubt exercised the premier intellectual leadership role in the movement for civic renewal in the U.S. over the past decade. In Everyday Politics, Boyte describes their approach."—Carmen Sirianni, coauthor of Civic Innovation in America
"An upbeat appraisal of how citizens have formed community organizations that have tackled local issues—crime, economic development—that government policies along could not address. This worthy antidote for political apathy includes several case studies of successful civic organizations."—Foreword Magazine
"Everyday Politics restores the dignity of real politics, with all its warts and conflicts, as the best way for diverse citizens to build a common life."—William A. Galston, Stern Professor of Civic Engagement, University of Maryland
"This is a wonderful book for anyone with a concern about the failings of the present political system and culture and a need to explore ways to offset them. Highly recommended."—Choice
"As Mark Twain said about the weather, everybody talks about the need for a new politics of participation and deliberation, but nobody does anything about it. Harry Boyte has. Through a combination of experience, political analysis, and philosophy, he shows us how 'everyday politics' can actually improve people's lives."—Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University, and editor of Perspectives on Politics--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
Harry C. Boyte is founder and codirector of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the University of Minnesota and Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute. He is the author of many books, including The Backyard Revolution and, with Sara Evans, Free Spaces.
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