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Introduction: The Boardroom Progressives

Sarah Reckhow

in Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Major foundations play a central role in a new urban education reform movement. The approach of these reformers echoes the ideas of early 20th century Progressive reformers, combined with new ... More


Introduction

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book discusses whether the efforts being made by individuals and institutions globally to bring change in democratic ways can provide a workable recipe for addressing community problems. Efforts ... More


Conclusion

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the role of democratic institutions, and the creation and use of effective forms of civic capacity, in solving and managing several pressing problems in both developing and ... More


Rights, Conflict, and Civic Capacity: Meeting the Needs of Poor Children and Families in Postapartheid Cape Town

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses how outcomes for poor young people and their families in Cape Town, South Africa, can be improved by creating and using civic capacity effectively. It analyzes the shortcomings ... More


Democracy and Public Problems

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses distinct perspectives for approaching the democratic process at the community level, including contest, deliberation, and problemsolving, and provides an analysis of the social ... More


The Grassroots-to-Grasstops Dynamic: Slum Redevelopment and Accountability in Mumbai

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses how, by engaging in continuous learning and institutional innovation, public, private, and nongovernmental players have contributed to civic capacity-building to act on the ... More


Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Sarah Reckhow

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Some of the nation's wealthiest philanthropies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Broad Foundation have invested hundreds of millions of dollars ... More


Leading Change in Child and Youth Well-Being

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on leading change in several arrangements, including public schooling systems, health promotion systems, violence prevention, leadership development, and job training, which ... More


Broadmoor Lives

Karl F. Seidman

in Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter Three details resident-led efforts to rebuild the heavily flooded Broadmoor neighborhood. An existing neighborhood association worked with emerging leaders to complete a neighborhood plan, ... More


Deliberative Decentralization: Foundation Dollars and Los Angeles School Reform

Sarah Reckhow

in Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Foundation grant-making in Los Angeles, unlike New York City, has engaged a more diverse set of stakeholders. Despite the fragmentation of policy-making and leadership in the district, the social ... More


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