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

Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Rodrick 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
Rodrick P. Hart
Creator
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
UkCbUP
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Hart, Roderick P
Dewey number
323.6/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1759
LC item number
.H268 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Communication, society and politics
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  • Citizenship
  • Political participation
  • Democracy
Label
Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Rodrick P. Hart
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Apr 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9781108525138
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108525138
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Civic hope : how ordinary Americans keep democracy alive, Rodrick P. Hart
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Apr 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9781108525138
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108525138
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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