Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Democrat 1. Introduction: The Methodology of Starting from Scratch 2. Town Meeting: An American Conversation 3. Democracy as Public Presence: Walking the Bounds 4. Attendance: The Architecture of Governance 5. Attendance: The Context of Community 6. Democracy as Public Talk: Walking the Bounds 7. Democracy as Public Talk: Exploring the Contexts 8. The Question of Equality: Women's Presence 9. The Question of Equality: Women's Participation 10. If You Build It, Let Them Play 11. The Best Democracy, the Worst Democracy 12. Conclusion: A Lovers' Quarrel Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Relying on an astounding collection of more than three decades of firsthand research, Frank M. Bryan examines one of the purest forms of American democracy, the New England town meeting. At these meetings, usually held once a year, all eligible citizens of the town may become legislators; they meet in face-to-face assemblies, debate the issues on the agenda, and vote on them. And although these meetings are natural laboratories for democracy, very few scholars have systematically investigated them.
A nationally recognized expert on this topic, Bryan has now done just that. Studying 1,500 town meetings in his home state of Vermont, he and his students recorded a staggering amount of data about them--238,603 acts of participation by 63,140 citizens in 210 different towns. Drawing on this evidence as well as on evocative "witness" accounts--from casual observers to no lesser a light than Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn--Bryan paints a vivid picture of how real democracy works. Among the many fascinating questions he explores: why attendance varies sharply with town size, how citizens resolve conflicts in open forums, and how men and women behave differently in town meetings. In the end, Bryan interprets this brand of local government to find evidence for its considerable staying power as the most authentic and meaningful form of direct democracy.
Giving us a rare glimpse into how democracy works in the real world, Bryan presents here an unorthodox and definitive book on this most cherished of American institutions.
About the Author:
Frank M. Bryan is a professor of political science at the University of Vermont. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of eleven books, including Politics in the Rural States and The Vermont Papers: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale as well as several books of Yankee humor such as the bestseller Real Vermonters Don't Milk Goats.
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 2003. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Limited Edition. Stamped "Friends and Neighbors Series #108 of 200" This work is given high praises from the United State's top academic establishments. "It should be read again and again over the next hundred (indeed, the next thousand) years." - Jane Mansbridge, Harvard University. Near new condition- barely noticable shelf wear on lower spine. Author has hand written inscription to a former stdent on the front free endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed and Inscribed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29826
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Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0226077969
Buchbeschreibung University Of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0226077969 2004 University of Chicago Press hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - inscribed and signed by Bryan to Margaret Hummel former Vt House member - number 14 of 100 Vermont General Assembly Series - slight wear to dust jacket (now in mylar cover) otherwise a fine clean like new collectible - enjoy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1005366
Buchbeschreibung University Of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0226077969 1st edition 1st printing - numbered 112 0f 200 of "Friends and Neighbors Series" - inscribed and signed by Bryan to Burlington Free Press journalist Candace Page - a fine clean like new collectible in mylar cover - enjoy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1007519
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110226077969
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 226077969