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Democracy as Problem SolvingCivic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Xavier de Souza Briggs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Complexity, division, mistrust, and “process paralysis” can thwart leaders and others when they tackle local challenges. This book shows how civic capacity—the capacity to create and sustain smart ... More

Hate SpinThe Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy

Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy

Cherian George

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035309
eISBN:
9780262336086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035309.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Eruptions of religious intolerance are often described as spontaneous and visceral. This book, however, argues that most major episodes of religious offense are purposefully manufactured by political ... More

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