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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and...
Connexions Digest: Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
The Demos Versus 'We, the People': from Ancient to Modern Conceptions of Citizenship: From Democracy Against Capitalism, Chapter 7
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
The End of Politics: Corporate Power and the Decline of the Public Sphere
From the events of privatization, economic globalization, spread of violence and gun culture, and the end of the cold war, Boggs explores the depoliticization process in the United States.
Gatekeepers: Reshaping Immigrant Lives in Cold War Canada
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
Land and Community: Crisis in Canada's Countryside
Sim, R. Alex
Sim's thesis is that rural society is overlooked due to urban dependence upon "great associations," economies of scale, and other socio-cultural institutions of unmanageable size.
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
The MegaCity Saga: Democracy and Citizenship in This Global Age
Montreal: A Citizen's Guide to Politics
Roy, Jean-Hugues and Weston, Brendan (eds.)
Peasant, Citizen and Slave: The Foundations of Athenian Democracy
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Wood argues that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labour. Wood argues ...
Skills Mania: Snake Oil in Our Schools?
Davis argues that the purpose of education should not be primarily that of teaching skills useful in the job market.
Teaching for Democratic Citizenship
Urbanization Without Cities: The Rise and Decline of Citizenship
The author argues that there should be participatory democracy so there could be balance ecologically between city and country.
We Make the Road By Walking: Conversations on education and social change
Horton, Myles; Freire, Paulo
Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringin...
Why There Are No 'Israelis' in the Jewish State
A group of Jews and Arabs are fighting in the Israeli courts to be recognised as 'Israelis,' a nationality currently denied them, in a case that officials fear may threaten the country's self-declared...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Identify and analyze patterns of racial discrimination in Canadian institutions and systems and to act as an advocate for racial minorities in overcoming these barriers.
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.