Our Kids The American Dream In Crisis

📒Our Kids ✍ Robert D. Putnam

✏Book Title : Our Kids
✏Author : Robert D. Putnam
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2016-03-29
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781476769905
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Our Kids Book Summary : A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

📒Seeking The American Dream ✍ Robert C. Hauhart

✏Book Title : Seeking the American Dream
✏Author : Robert C. Hauhart
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2016-04-11
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9781137540256
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Seeking the American Dream Book Summary : Historically, the United States has been viewed by generations of immigrants as the land of opportunity, where through hard work one can prosper and make a better life. The American Dream is perhaps the United States’ most common export. For many Americans, though, questions remain about whether the American Dream can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Americans, faced with global competition and increased social complexity, wonder whether their dwindling natural resources, polarized national and local politics, and often unregulated capitalism can support the American Dream today. This book examines the ideas and experiences that have formed the American Dream, assesses its meaning for Americans, and evaluates its prospects for the future.

📒All Our Children ✍ Lallie B. Lloyd

✏Book Title : All Our Children
✏Author : Lallie B. Lloyd
✏Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
✏Release Date : 2017-04-01
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9780819233479
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏All Our Children Book Summary : The church understands community as unity in diversity: Paul’s vision of the Body of Christ as a physical body, with all parts welcomed and honored as parts of the whole, is an image of community as revolutionary in our day as it was in first century Rome. And the church’s call to act in the world, to be Christ’s hands and heart for healing and reconciliation, hope and justice, gives it a unique role in the national movement to combat education inequity, a movement grounded in education research, community organizing, and community-based organizations. All Our Children offers a variety of stories witnessing the power of real partnerships between faith communities and public schools that create, nurture, and grow relationships, while transforming lives and communities, churches and schools, for healing, liberating action, and resurrection. The book highlights ways that judicatories and congregations are already providing direct service (after-school programs, tutoring, food backpacks), participating in community coalitions of care (with non-profit, higher education, and public service programs and staff), and joining state and regional advocacy campaigns for improved funding, policy, and accountability. Includes an executive summary and discussion guide written by diverse voices within the Episcopal Church, laying theological groundwork while showcasing examples of how partnership between church and school can lift up “education as forming humans” as one way to serve God’s mission in our neighborhoods. Contributors include, plus others: –The Rev. Ben Campbell—Micah Initiative in Richmond –The Rt. Rev. Andrew Waldo—South Carolina’s LARCUM Bishops’ Initiative –Louise Packard—Executive Director, Trinity Boston Foundation –The Rev. Liz Steinhauser—St. Stephen’s, Boston –Michael Sarbanes—Executive Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore –Mark R. Warren—Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, UMass and Kennedy School fellow

📒Hanging Together ✍ Robert D. Putnam

✏Book Title : Hanging Together
✏Author : Robert D. Putnam
✏Publisher : Harvard University Press
✏Release Date : 1984
✏Pages : 262
✏ISBN : 0674372255
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hanging Together Book Summary : Examines the annual economic summits held by the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, and Canada and looks at how nations balance national interests and international economic interdependence

📒Soci T Civile En D Clin ✍ Robert D. Putnam

✏Book Title : Soci t Civile en D clin
✏Author : Robert D. Putnam
✏Publisher : Centre canadien de gestion
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 58
✏ISBN : 0662625668
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Soci t Civile en D clin Book Summary : This document looks at the decline of civil society. Topics covered are: social capital; the decline in trust; the decline in civic engagement; bowling alone; the decline in "connectedness"; searching for an explanation; demographic factors; economic factors; age factors; suburbanization, architecture and mobility; the prime suspect; why does it matter?; what can be done?

📒Double Edged Diplomacy ✍ Peter B. Evans

✏Book Title : Double edged Diplomacy
✏Author : Peter B. Evans
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 1993-01-01
✏Pages : 490
✏ISBN : 0520076818
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Double edged Diplomacy Book Summary : This original look at the dynamics of international relations untangles the vigorous interaction of domestic and international politics on subjects as diverse as nuclear disarmament, human rights, and trade. An eminent group of political scientists demonstrates how international bargaining that reflects domestic political agendas can be undone when it ignores the influence of domestic constituencies.The eleven studies in "Double-Edged Diplomacy" provide a major step in furthering a more complete understanding of how politics "between" nations affects politics "within" nations and vice versa. The result is a striking new paradigm for comprehending world events at a time when the global and the domestic are becoming ever more linked.

📒On Democracy ✍ Robert A. Dahl

✏Book Title : On Democracy
✏Author : Robert A. Dahl
✏Publisher : Yale University Press
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages : 257
✏ISBN : 9780300194463
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏On Democracy Book Summary : This lucid book by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. This new edition includes two additional chapters by Ian Shapiro. One deals with the prospects for democracy in light of developments since the advent of the Arab spring in 2010. The other takes up the effects of inequality and money in politics on the quality of democracy, a subject that was of increasing concern to Dahl in his final years. “Completely accessible, admirably succinct, intelligent, and even wise, On Democracyoffers the ideal overview of the worst form of government except all others. Robert Dahl masterfully guides the general reader through a tour of the origins, ideals, actualities, and potentialities of democratic government. Even sophisticated students of democracy can learn a lot on this tour.”—Amy Gutman, coauthor of Democracy and Disagreement

✏Book Title : Bureaucrats and Politicians in Western Democracies
✏Author : Joel D. ABERBACH
✏Publisher : Harvard University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-06-30
✏Pages : 322
✏ISBN : 9780674020047
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Saving The American Dream ✍ Louis Hernandez, Jr.

✏Book Title : Saving the American Dream
✏Author : Louis Hernandez, Jr.
✏Publisher : AuthorHouse
✏Release Date : 2012-03-12
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781468554939
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Saving the American Dream Book Summary : Saving the American Dream is a provocative and thoughtful account of how our nation’s ideals of equality and the pursuit of happiness emerged as an inspiration and a beacon of hope for the entire world, and how politicians, Wall Street and our own sense of entitlement have gradually eroded this Dream to the point of endangering America’s preeminence. In this fascinating and informative book, Louis Hernandez, Jr. explores the origins, evolution and economic underpinnings of the American Dream, detailing how key government policies over-facilitated the Dream’s attainment, weakened the will of the American people and drove us inexorably toward the 2007 financial crisis. He shows how policies put in place after the crisis not only failed to address the core problems America faces, but created a growing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street that has made things far worse. The book examines how our myopic political focus on “Too Big to Fail” institutions has threatened the most crucial pillars of the American Dream – our small businesses, and the community banks and credit unions that support them – and sabotaged their ability to support job growth and responsible financial services for families and local communities.

📒Crisis Of The American Dream ✍ John Ord Tipple

✏Book Title : Crisis of the American dream
✏Author : John Ord Tipple
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1968-01-01
✏Pages : 432
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105034890066
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Crisis of the American dream Book Summary :