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Civil Society and Its Limits

Iris Marion Young

in Inclusion and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297550
eISBN:
9780191716751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297556.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Theories of civil society do not adequately distinguish the functions of private, civic, and political associations. A public sphere arising from free associational life both holds power accountable ... More


How to Learn Something in an Empowerment Project

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter is an overview of “empowerment projects.” It shows how empowerment projects are supposed to blend different kinds of people and different kinds of organizations—civic association, state ... More


How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Hahrie Han

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are some civic associations better than others at getting—and keeping—people involved in activism? From MoveOn.org to the National Rifle Association, Health Care for America Now to the Sierra ... More


Introduction

HAHRIE HAN

in How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the study and the argument in the book. It describes the differences between organizing, mobilizing, and lone wolf models of engagement, and shows how each ... More


Setting up the Comparative Case Studies

HAHRIE HAN

in How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Along with the appendix, this chapter sets up the comparative case studies. Much research on the sources of political activism emphasize the individual characteristics and life circumstances that ... More


Conclusion

HAHRIE HAN

in How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the findings from the book with particular attention to the contributions it makes to both scholarship and practice. It discusses the applicability of the findings from this ... More


Social Networks and Civic Associations

Emily A. Hemelrijk

in Hidden Lives, Public Personae: Women and Civic Life in the Roman West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses women’s social networks and their relation with civic associations (collegia and the Augustales), which are usually regarded as essentially masculine societies. Inscriptions ... More


What is European Society?

Neil Fligstein

in Euroclash: The EU, European Identity, and the Future of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199580859
eISBN:
9780191702297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580859.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

As a result of changes in European politics and the European economy, the likelihood of social interaction between people who live in different countries in Europe has expanded dramatically over the ... More


Conclusions: Politics for the cultivation and mobilization of human capabilities

Reijo Miettinen

in Innovation, Human Capabilities, and Democracy: Towards an Enabling Welfare State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199692613
eISBN:
9780191750762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692613.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Political Economy

Chapter 9 presents the conclusions of the book in the form of policy recommendations for an enabling policy. Family policy, day care, basic, and secondary education are areas where much can be done ... More


Civil Society and Good Democratic Leadership

Nannerl O. Keohane

in Good Democratic Leadership: On Prudence and Judgment in Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683840
eISBN:
9780191763397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683840.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 reflects on citizen engagement in civic associations as an important means for providing an education in specifically democratic forms of leadership and citizenship. Addressing the ... More


A Lesson in Civic Insurgency

Alexander Aviña

in Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199936571
eISBN:
9780199345830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936571.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 2 narrates the history of a statewide, multiclass civic movement created during the late 1950s in response to a state governor’s violent despotism and corruption. A popular organization, the ... More


The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Kevin Butterfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is an exploration of the cultural meanings and legal consequences ascribed to the concept of individual, voluntary membership by the first generations of American citizens, between 1783 and ... More


Introduction

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the Revolution, as participation in formally organized groups other than churches and civil governments became more common, many Americans took seriously the need to define and delimit the ... More


Congress Decides

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In early 1913, the issue was thrown into the halls of Congress for a final decision. At the same time, a new administration came into power with President Woodrow Wilson appointing Franklin Lane as ... More


Interracial Civic and Social Contact in Multiethnic America

in The Paradoxes of Integration: Race, Neighborhood, and Civic Life in Multiethnic America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226626628
eISBN:
9780226626642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626642.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One plausible explanation for the tendency of people who live in integrated neighborhoods to be less racially averse is provided by Gordon Allport's hypotheses about racial contact. People residing ... More


Conservation, Scenery, and the Sustainability of Nature

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Contextualizes Roosevelt’s role as the creator of national parks, wildlife refuges, and national monuments; shows important political connections with Representatives John F. Lacey and others in ... More


Della D. Sullins: October 6, 1959, Tuskegee Civic Association, Tuskegee, Alabama

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on October 13, 1917, Della Davison Sullins was a civil rights activist and a nurse by profession. Sullins graduated from Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina, with a ... More


Martha Ragland: June 29, 1965, Tuskegee Civic Association, Tuskegee, Alabama

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0038
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on May 14, 1906 in Paducah, Kentucky, Martha Ragsdale Ragland was dubbed the “first modern-day feminist” of Tennessee. Ragland became involved in activism by working with Planned Parenthood and ... More


American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More


Political Class Adaptation and Expansion

Ron Formisano

in American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The permanent political class has expanded well beyond government. It protects itself and adapts also by employing populist rhetoric continually assuring “the American people” that it has their ... More


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