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Effectiveness In Civic Associations: Leader Development, Member Engagement And Public Influence In The Sierra Club

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dc.contributor.author Andrews, Kenneth T.
dc.contributor.author Baggetta, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Ganz, Marshall
dc.contributor.author Han, Hahrie
dc.contributor.author Lim, Chaeyoon
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T18:53:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T18:53:56Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/55939
dc.description.abstract For much of our history, civic associations have served as schools of democracy for the millions of Americans to whom they taught leadership skills, democratic governance and public engagement. Civic associations rooted in a membership to whom they are accountable, in governance by elected leaders, and in a commitment to public advocacy not only make claims on public officials but teach the practice of democracy itself by engaging citizens in working together on common goals. In fact, many have argued that the recent trend replacing such associations with professional advocates and professional service providers has eroded valuable civic infrastructure (Putnam, 2000; Skocpol, 2003). But not all civic associations are in decline. Some continue to thrive as they develop leaders, engage their members and influence public life—and afford scholars the opportunity to learn why they work when they do. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Public Leadership en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series;05-08
dc.rights Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ en
dc.subject hks en_US
dc.subject cpl en_US
dc.subject kennedy school en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject sierra en_US
dc.subject civic en_US
dc.subject public influence en_US
dc.subject democracy en_US
dc.title Effectiveness In Civic Associations: Leader Development, Member Engagement And Public Influence In The Sierra Club en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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