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Author Eberly, Don E.

Title The rise of global civil society : building communities and nations from the bottom up / Don Eberly
Edition First edition
Published New York : Encounter Books, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages)
Contents Forward poverty reduction in the age of globalization -- Civil society : America's most consequential export -- The common elements of community building and nation building: -- The American domestic policy debate -- The great foreign aid debate : America, generous or stingy? -- From aid bureaucracy to civil society -- Toward participation and partnerships -- Wealth, poverty, and the rise of corporate citizenship -- Micro-enterprise : tapping native capability at the bottom of the pyramid -- America's most generous gift : the great tsunami of 2005 -- Conflict or collaboration : religion and civil society -- Understanding and confronting anti-americanism -- Civil society and nation building : prospects for democratization -- Conflict and reconciliation in the context of nation building -- Habits of the heart : building civic community -- Looking ahead : a roadmap for building communities and nations through indigenous civil society, markets, and rule of law -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Summary Global news is generally bad news. On the surface, the story is about war, poverty, ethnic and sectarian strife. Democracy movements advanced by the U.S. government seem to be stalled or even reversed. Yet just below the surface, more hopeful trends are brewing. A new global awareness of the people at "the bottom of the pyramid" is summoning forth an unprecedented response to human need and suffering. It involves a shift from vertical to horizontal power that official aid agencies are only beginning to comprehend. Whereas twenty-five years ago, government aid accounted for 70 percent of all Am
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index
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Subject Civil society.
Public welfare.
Voluntarism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007050698
ISBN 1594032947 (electronic bk.)
9781594032943 (electronic bk.)