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The Resource Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Roderick P. Hart

Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Roderick P. Hart

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Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive
Title
Civic hope
Title remainder
how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive
Statement of responsibility
Roderick P. Hart
Title variation
How ordinary Americans keep democracy alive
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Civic Hope is a history of what everyday Americans say - in their own words - about the government overseeing their lives. Based on a highly original analysis of 10,000 letters to the editor from 1948 to the present published in twelve US cities, the book overcomes the limitations of survey data by revealing the reasons for people's attitudes. While Hart identifies worrisome trends - including a decline in writers' abilities to explain what their opponents believe and their attachment to national touchstones - he also shows why the nation still thrives. Civic Hope makes a powerful case that the vitality of a democracy lies not in its strengths but in its weaknesses and in the willingness of its people to address those weaknesses without surcease. The key, Hart argues, is to sustain a culture of argument at the grassroots level
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Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Hart, Roderick P
Dewey number
323.6/50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1759
LC item number
.H268 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Communication, society and politics
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  • Citizenship
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
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Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Roderick P. Hart
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The need for civic hope -- The search for civic hope -- The texture of civic hope -- The future of civic hope
Control code
on1004728916
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781108422642
Lccn
2017037634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781108435628
  • (OCoLC)1004728916
Label
Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Roderick P. Hart
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The need for civic hope -- The search for civic hope -- The texture of civic hope -- The future of civic hope
Control code
on1004728916
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 356 pages
Isbn
9781108422642
Lccn
2017037634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781108435628
  • (OCoLC)1004728916

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