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Free Spaces : Sources of Democratic Change in America - Sara M. Evans

Free Spaces

Sources of Democratic Change in America

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226222578
Number Of Pages: 258

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What are the environments, the public spaces, in which ordinary people become participants in the complex, ambiguous, engaging conversation about democracy: participators in governance rather than spectators or complainers, victims or accomplices? What are the roots, not simply of movements against oppression, but also of those democratic social movements which both enlarge the opportunities for participation and enhance people's ability to participate in the public world?
In "Free Spaces," Sara M. Evans and Harry C. Boyte argue for a new understanding of the foundations for democratic politics by analyzing the settings in which people learn to participate in democracy. In their new Introduction, the authors link the concept of free spaces to recent theoretical discussions about community, public life, civil society, and social movements.

Introduction to the 1992 Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
""The People Shall Rule""
Crossing the Jordan
Beyond the Dictates of Prudence
Class and Community
The People Are Together
Free Spaces Source
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780226222578
ISBN-10: 0226222578
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Type: New edition