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Impossible democracy [electronic resource] : the unlikely success of the war on poverty community action programs / Noel A. Cazenave.

By: Cazenave, Noel A, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 264 p.) : map.ISBN: 9781461904205 (electronic bk.); 146190420X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Community Action Program (U.S.) | Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States | Community development -- United States | Community organization -- United States | Social action -- United States | Sozialarbeit | Armut | Bek�ampfung | USA | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & HomelessnessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Impossible democracy.DDC classification: 362.5/520973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface -- Introduction: elite competition, community action, and democratic theory in the expansion of American democracy -- Professional turf battles in the planning of the mobilization for Youth Project -- Sufficiently vague: the Ford Foundation, social scientists, and their conceptualizations of community action -- Community action and Congressional intent: the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime -- The mobilization for youth proposal and the project's dispute with area school principals -- Challenging "social work colonialism" in Harlem: the Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Associated Community Teams proposals and early project disputes -- The HARYOU-ACT and mobilization for youth project crises of 1964 -- Black protest and white backlash: the rise and fall of community action in the war on poverty -- Conclusion: the legacy of impossible democracy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface -- Introduction: elite competition, community action, and democratic theory in the expansion of American democracy -- Professional turf battles in the planning of the mobilization for Youth Project -- Sufficiently vague: the Ford Foundation, social scientists, and their conceptualizations of community action -- Community action and Congressional intent: the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime -- The mobilization for youth proposal and the project's dispute with area school principals -- Challenging "social work colonialism" in Harlem: the Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Associated Community Teams proposals and early project disputes -- The HARYOU-ACT and mobilization for youth project crises of 1964 -- Black protest and white backlash: the rise and fall of community action in the war on poverty -- Conclusion: the legacy of impossible democracy.

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Impossible democracy by Cazenave, Noel A., ©2007
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