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Democracy as Problem SolvingCivic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe$
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Xavier de Souza Briggs

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026413

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.001.0001

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Leading Change in Child and Youth Well-Being

Leading Change in Child and Youth Well-Being

(p.220) (p.221) 9 Leading Change in Child and Youth Well-Being
Democracy as Problem Solving

Souza Briggs

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This chapter focuses on leading change in several arrangements, including public schooling systems, health promotion systems, violence prevention, leadership development, and job training, which affect the well-being of children and youth. It also discusses non-routine collective action, which plays an important role in improving opportunities and outcomes. The chapter further examines four features that shape the community's civic capacity while making efforts to improve the well-being of the next generation, and compares broad “systems change” and best-practice projects. It emphasizes the need for strategies of civic engagement and the civics of pressure politics as advocacy for an effective policy.

Keywords:   public schooling, violence prevention, leadership development, collective action, civic capacity

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