The Citizen Solution: How You Can Make a Difference
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The Citizen Solution: How You Can Make a Difference

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Nationally known community organizer and activist Harry C. Boyte incites readers to join today's "citizen movement," offering practical tools for how we can change the face of America by focusing on issues close to home.

Targeting useful techniques for individuals to raise public consciousness and effectively motivate community-based groups, Boyte grounds his arguments in t...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
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Ryan Mac
I guess I was expecting something else. This book talks about many Minnesota based groups/foundations/commissions that have accomplished some great things. There are a lot of fancy group names in here and some good examples of local citizens getting fed up and joining together to do something about their gripes. I was expecting to hear more practical solutions compared to the "this group did it with organizing". How did they do it? I was hoping to get more suggestions on how to become the "citiz...more
A very useful book for teaching of Civics in the Twin Cities. The examples are accessible and the civics skills referenced in each chapter are great skill sets for a service learning curriculum.
Another book that reads like an extended magazine article; but the content, and the philosophy that it posits, are both top notch
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Harry Boyte is founder and co-director of the Institute's Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and founder of Public Achievement, a theory-based practice of citizen organizing to do public work for the common good which is being used in schools, universities and communities across the United States and in more than a dozen countries.

He has worked with a variety of foundations, nonprofit, educatio...more
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