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Democracy as problem solving : civic capacity in communities across the globe / Xavier de Souza Briggs.

Author/Creator:
De Souza Briggs, Xavier N.
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 374 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Political participation.
Democratization.
Community development.
Contents:
Introduction
Democracy and public problems
Managing urban growth : the problem and its civics
Rethinking the American West : a civic intermediary and the movement for "quality growth" in Utah
The grassroots-to-grasstops dynamic : slum redevelopment and accountability in Mumbai
The civics of economic restructuring
The hyper-organized region : leading the next "new economy" in Pittsburgh
Progressive regionalism and entrepreneurial government : democratization and competitive restructuring in the greater ABC, Brazil
Leading change in child and youth well-being
From the ballot box to better results : cross-sector accountability in the San Francisco children's movement
Rights, conflict, and civic capacity : meeting the needs of poor children and families in postapartheid Cape Town
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-357) and index.
ISBN:
9780262026413 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0262026414 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262524858 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0262524856 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
173243759