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Title Community works : the revival of civil society in America / E.J. Dionne, editor
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [1998]


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Description x, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Why Civil Society? Why Now? / E. J. Dionne, Jr. -- 2. Is Civil Society Obsolete? Revisiting Predictions of the Decline of Civil Society in Whose Keeper? / Alan Wolfe -- 3. Not a Cure All: Civil Society Creates Citizens, It Does Not Solve Problems / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- 4. America's Civic Condition: A Glance at the Evidence / William A. Galston and Peter Levine -- 5. Don't Blame Big Government: America's Voluntary Groups Thrive in a National Network / Theda Skocpol -- 6. All Community Is Local: The Key to America's Civic Renewal / William A. Schambra -- 7. The Lord's Work: The Church and Civil Society / John J. DiIulio, Jr. -- 8. High-Octane Faith and Civil Society / Eugene F. Rivers III -- 9. Give Community Institutions a Fighting Chance / Bruce Katz -- 10. Recreating the Civil Society One Child at a Time / Colin L. Powell -- 11. No Paintbrushes, No Paint / Jane R. Eisner -- 12. Beyond Theory: Civil Society in Action / Pam Solo and Gail Pressberg
13. Poverty 101: What Liberals and Conservatives Can Learn from Each Other / David Kuo -- 14. Where Have All the Followers Gone? / Alan Ehrenhalt -- 15. Civil Society and the Humble Role of Government / Dan Coats and Rick Santorum -- 16. America's Challenge: Revitalizing Our National Community / Bill Bradley -- 17. Second Thoughts on Civil Society / Gertrude Himmelfarb -- 18. The Idea of Civil Society: A Path to Social Reconstruction / Michael Walzer
Bibliography Incudes bibliographical references (pages 145-147) and index
Subject Civil society -- United States.
Community organization -- United States.
Author Dionne, E. J., Jr.
Brookings Institution.
LC no. 98019685
ISBN 0815718683 (cloth : alk. paper)