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Dry Bones Rattling Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0691074321

ISBN-13: 9780691074320

Edition: 2001

Authors: Mark R. Warren

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Dry Bones Rattlingoffers the first in-depth treatment of how to rebuild the social capital of America's communities while promoting racially inclusive, democratic participation. The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) network in Texas and the Southwest is gaining national attention as a model for reviving democratic life in the inner city--and beyond. This richly drawn study shows how the IAF network works with religious congregations and other community-based institutions to cultivate the participation and leadership of Americans most left out of our elite-centered politics. Interfaith leaders from poor communities of color collaborate with those from more affluent communities to build…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Dry Bones Rattling
Cimmunity Building and Political Renewal
A Theology of Organizing: From Alinsky to the Moden IAF
Beyond Local Organizing: Statewide Power and a Regional Network
Bridging Communities across Racial Lines
Deepening Multiracial Collaboration
Effective Power: Campaigning for Community-Based Policy Initiatives
Congretional Bases for Political Action
Leadership Development: Participation and Authority in Consensual Democracies
Conclusion: Restoring Faith in Politics
Notes
Index