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The Resource Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf

Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf

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Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America
Title
Democratic by design
Title remainder
how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Metcalf
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans have, since our founding, participated in a variety of alternative institutions--self-organized projects that work outside the traditional structures of government and business to change society. From the town meetings that still serve as our ideal of self-governance, to the sustainable food movement that is changing the way we think about farming the land and feeding our families, these secondary structures have given rise to many of our most exciting and important innovations. Yet most people still know little about them, even as their numbers and their influence increase. In today's climate of widespread economic inequity, political gridlock and daunting environmental challenges, we sorely need a fresh approach to social and political change. In Democratic by Design, Gabriel Metcalf sketches out a strategy that starts with small-scale, living examples of a better society that can ultimately scale up to widespread social transformation. Using examples like car-sharing organizations, community land trusts, credit unions, workers co-ops, citizen juries, community-supported agriculture farms, mission-driven corporations, and others, Democratic by Design shows how alternative institutions can be the crucial spark for a broad new progressive movement.--
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Metcalf, Gabriel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Cooperative societies
  • Social change
  • Equality
  • Democracy
Label
Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The story of City CarShare -- Alternative institutions and American democracy -- Transforming the economy -- Caring for place -- Success, failure, and the fear of selling out -- Putting the pieces together -- The mystery of social change -- Appendix : The idea of alternative institutions
Control code
FIEb17794572
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781137279675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920469542
Label
Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-242) 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 -- The story of City CarShare -- Alternative institutions and American democracy -- Transforming the economy -- Caring for place -- Success, failure, and the fear of selling out -- Putting the pieces together -- The mystery of social change -- Appendix : The idea of alternative institutions
Control code
FIEb17794572
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781137279675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920469542

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