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SOURCES FOR THE MEETING ON ON POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
We have created a list of related and readings which is available either as a direct link or a downloadable PDF document. Please note that while we have tried to maintain the links to most of these readings, some of the links might not work.
Note: this is only a description of some of the
issues and ideas considered. For our official set of recommendations,
see our BetterTogether
Putnam, Robert. Bowling
Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon and Schuster: New York,
NY, 2000. [especially chapter 2]
Carney, Eliza Newlin “Opting Out of Politics.” National Journal (1/17/98): 106-111.
Center for the Study of Political Psychology. “A Selected Review of Trends and Influences of Civic Participation.” University of Minnesota, 1997. pp. 1-59.
Ganz, Marshall. “Voters in the Crosshairs: How Technology and the Market are Destroying Politics.” The American Prospect 16 (Winter 1994): 100-109.
Levin-Waldman, Oren M. “The Political Consequences of Declining Unionism.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer (Sept 1, 1997, Op-Ed page). http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45b/062.html
Politics: The L.A./California Context
Davis, Mike. City of Quartz. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. see especially pp. 153-219.
Meyerson, Harold. “Falling Down.” The
New Republic (May 3, 1993): 12.
Structure of Government and Political Participation: Charter Reform/Succession/Neighborhood Councils/Empowerment Congress
Barrett, Beth. “Grassroots Movement May Provide Model for Neighborhood Representation in L.A.” Daily News (November 24, 1996): 1, 13.
Berry, Jeffrey M., Kent Portnoy, and Ken Thomson. The Rebirth of American Democracy. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1993. see especially pp. 1-15, 46-53, 284-299.
City of Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission. “Reforming the LA City Charter.” (Sept 1997 and Nov. 1997): see especially 3-5, 31-33, A4-A6.
Hill-Holtzman, Nancy and Hugo Martin. “Tax Study Stokes Debate on Secession.” LA Times (Saturday, January 3, 1998). See: http://www.latimes.com/HOME/COMMUN/REPORTS/ SECED/t000001422.html
Husock, Howard. “Let’s Break Up the Big Cities.” City Journal (Winter 1998): 71-87.
Kayden, Xandra. “Little Details That Valley Secessionists
Would Rather Forget.” LA Times (Sunday, November 23, 1997):
Meyerson, Harold. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being LA.” LA Weekly (May 24-30, 1996): 16.
Technology and Politics
Kollock, Peter. “The Economics of Online Cooperation: Gifts and Public Goods in Cyberspace.” In P. Kollock and M. Smith (eds.), Communities in Cyberspace (forthcoming). See: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/soc/faculty/kollock/papers/economies.htm
Varley, Pamela. “Electronic Democracy.” Technology Review (November/December 1991): 42-51.
Westen, Tracy. “Can Technology Save Democracy?” National Civic Review 87, No. 1, (Spring 1998): 47-56.
Mattson, Kevin. “A Critical Study of Civic Deliberation and the Political Process.” The Kettering Foundation, August 1997.
OtherRichard A. Couto, Catherine S. Guthrie,
Making Democracy Work Better: Mediating Structures,
Social Capital, and the Democratic Prospect.