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The Resource Do-it-yourself democracy : the rise of the public engagement industry, Caroline W. Lee

Do-it-yourself democracy : the rise of the public engagement industry, Caroline W. Lee

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Do-it-yourself democracy : the rise of the public engagement industry
Title
Do-it-yourself democracy
Title remainder
the rise of the public engagement industry
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Caroline W. Lee
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A provocative look at the promise and frustrating reality of participation and deliberation in America today Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about "bowling alone" seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America's twenty-first century civic renaissance-an explosion of participatory innovations in public life. Invitations to "have your say!" and "join the discussion!" have proliferated. But has the widespread enthusiasm for maximizing citizen democracy led to real change? In The Civic Engagement Industry, sociologist Caroline W. Lee examines how participatory innovations have reshaped American civic life over the past two decades. Lee looks at the public engagement industry that emerged to serve government, corporate, and nonprofit clients seeking to gain a handle on the increasingly noisy demands of their constituents and stakeholders. The beneficiaries of new forms of democratic empowerment are not only humble citizens, but also the engagement experts who host the forums. Does it matter if the folks deepening democracy are making money at it? How do they make sense of the contradictions inherent in their roles? In investigating public engagement practitioners' everyday anxieties and larger worldviews, we see reflected the strange meaning of power in contemporary institutions. New technologies and deliberative practices have democratized the ways in which organizations operate, but Lee argues that they have also been marketed and sold as tools to facilitate cost-cutting, profitability, and other management goals - and that public deliberation has burdened everyday people with new responsibilities without delivering on its promises of empowerment"--
  • "In The Civic Engagement Industry, sociologist Caroline W. Lee examines how participatory innovations have reshaped American civic life over the past two decades. Lee looks at the public engagement industry that emerged to serve government, corporate, and nonprofit clients seeking to gain a handle on the increasingly noisy demands of their constituents and stakeholders. The beneficiaries of new forms of democratic empowerment are not only humble citizens, but also the engagement experts who host the forums. Does it matter if the folks deepening democracy are making money at it? How do they make sense of the contradictions inherent in their roles? In investigating public engagement practitioners' everyday anxieties and larger worldviews, we see reflected the strange meaning of power in contemporary institutions. New technologies and deliberative practices have democratized the ways in which organizations operate, but Lee argues that they have also been marketed and sold as tools to facilitate cost-cutting, profitability, and other management goals - and that public deliberation has burdened everyday people with new responsibilities without delivering on its promises of empowerment"--
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Lee, Caroline W
Dewey number
323/.0420973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.L425 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Social action
  • Democracy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Social action
  • United States
Label
Do-it-yourself democracy : the rise of the public engagement industry, Caroline W. Lee
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Publication
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
Introduction: Democracy 2.0? -- Part I: A Different Approach to the Public Engagement Renaissance -- 1.Democracy in Miniature -- 2. The Idealists Behind the Curtain -- Part II: Process Evangelists: Spreading the Gospel of Deliberation -- 3.Challenging Enemy Institutions -- 4. Walking Our Talk -- Part III: Civic Engagement as a Management Tool -- 5. The Arts and Crafts of Real Engagement -- 6. Activating Empathetic Citizens -- Part IV: The Spirit of Deliberative Capitalism -- 7. Sharing the Pain: The Lessons Deliberation Teaches -- Conclusion: Down Market Democracy and the Politics of Hope -- Postscript: Notes on Data and Methods -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
879538911
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199987269
Lccn
2014017049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879538911
Label
Do-it-yourself democracy : the rise of the public engagement industry, Caroline W. Lee
Publication
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
Introduction: Democracy 2.0? -- Part I: A Different Approach to the Public Engagement Renaissance -- 1.Democracy in Miniature -- 2. The Idealists Behind the Curtain -- Part II: Process Evangelists: Spreading the Gospel of Deliberation -- 3.Challenging Enemy Institutions -- 4. Walking Our Talk -- Part III: Civic Engagement as a Management Tool -- 5. The Arts and Crafts of Real Engagement -- 6. Activating Empathetic Citizens -- Part IV: The Spirit of Deliberative Capitalism -- 7. Sharing the Pain: The Lessons Deliberation Teaches -- Conclusion: Down Market Democracy and the Politics of Hope -- Postscript: Notes on Data and Methods -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
879538911
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199987269
Lccn
2014017049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879538911

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