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Let the People Decide Neighborhood Organizing in America

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Contrary to political myth community activism not die out in The If Anything It 1980s If anything it According to one stimate the United States is now home to than 2 million citizen action groups In new dition of his classic study Robert Fisher rounds out his 100 year history neighborhood organizing in America with an appraisal of those activists and organizations whose pursuit of communal good set them apart during a decade that celebrated the unabashed pursuit of personal wealth Fisher views the 1980s as an ra of practical adaptation for neighborhood organizers In contrast to the politically charged 1960s and arly 1970s when the pred.

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He book Fisher concerns himself *With The National Political And *the national political and backdrops against which neighborhood interests play themselves out Discussed here are the settlement which neighborhood interests play themselves out Discussed here are the settlement and community centers that thrived during the flush years of the progressive ra; the militant tenants' and workers' councils inspired by Communist and Socialist parties during the lean years of the Great Depression; the Back of the Yards Neighborhood started up during Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal ra by Saul Alinsky widely regarded as the founder of neighborhood organizing; the protectionist suburban neighborhood improvement associations of the cold war ye. ,
Ominant philosophy of activism was Based On Opposition To on opposition to stablished power bases of government and business the philosophy of 1980s activism was rooted in consensus and moderation work with those with money and power to get things done This kind of thinking which Love Is a Fairy Tale evolved while the neoconservative view of a free market solution tovery social problem dominated policymaking in Washington Encouraged Community Development encouraged community development the nuts and bolts Promise at Dawn enterprises now found in cities across the country that rely on government and corporate seed money to develop low income housing and business activity inconomically depressed areas Throughout

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