Blessed Are the Organized Grassroots Democracy in America

ISBN-10: 0691156654

ISBN-13: 9780691156651

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jeffrey Stout

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In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media, ordinary citizens across the nation are meeting in living rooms, church basements, synagogues, and schools to identify shared concerns, select and cultivate leaders, and take action. Their goal is to hold big government and big business accountable. In this important new book, Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and failures of progressive grassroots organizing, and the daunting forces now arrayed against it.Stout tells vivid stories of people fighting entrenched economic and political interests around the country. From parents and teachers striving to overcome gang violence in South Central Los Angeles, to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish into a citizens' organization, to the New Orleans residents who get out the vote by taking a jazz band through streets devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Stout describes how these ordinary people conceive of citizenship, how they acquire and exercise power, and how religious ideas and institutions contribute to their successes.The most important book on organizing and grassroots democracy in a generation,Blessed Are the Organizedis a passionate and hopeful account of how our endangered democratic principles can be put into action.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

List of Maps
Preface
The Responsibilities of a Citizen
A Power Analysis
Organizing for the Common Good
Rites of Solidarity, Commitment, and Mourning
Domination, Anger, and Grief
Public Address
Ain't It Awful?
The Authority to Lead
On the Treatment of Opponents
Organize, Reflect, and Reorganize
The Compelling Force of the Ideal
Face-to-Face Meetings
The Passion of St. Rose
Blood and Harmony
Fathers and Sisters for Life
Pastors and Flocks
The Contested Sacred
Across Great Scars of Wrong
The Organizer President
Walking in Our Sleep
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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