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We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America

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Chronic unemployment, deindustrialized cities, and mass incarceration are among the grievous social problems that will not yield unless American citizens address them.
Peter Levine's We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For is a primer for anyone motivated to help revive our fragile civic life and restore citizens' public role. After offering a novel theory of active citiz
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Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 7th 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Alex
Jan 02, 2017 Alex rated it really liked it
Great if slow read about civic engagement. I learned a lot and am still thinking it all over. Recommend.
Russell Fox
Peter Levine has been one of my favorite bloggers (see here: http://peterlevine.ws/) for about as many years as I've been aware of blogs. He has been a constant, unflagging, reliably insightful observer of national politics, and particularly the way our political culture and constitutional and electoral systems either encourage, or (more often, unfortunately) discourage, the sort of civic action and participatory decision-making and democracy that is closest to his heart. This book of his expres ...more
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Aug 13, 2014 Micah rated it really liked it
Makes a clear and cogent case for more civic engagement focused on bridging differences rather than advocacy work centered on "beating" the other side. What remains to be seen is whether the nascent civic renewal movement, which Peter argues has more than a million participants, can take a more self-conscious and self-sustaining role on the national stage--a lot of this work is currently either too local or too dependent on foundation support to be that assertive. But we need it.
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Peter Levine is an author, associate dean at Tufts University, and professor of philosophy.
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