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The Resource Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf

Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf

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Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America
Title
Democratic by design
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how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America
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Gabriel Metcalf
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eng
Summary
"Co-ops. Credit unions. Communal work space. These are all familiar concepts to most Americans, and alive and well throughout the country, yet their potential to challenge the status quo of corporate and government bloat is rarely discussed. Such ventures have long appealed to the "practical dreamers" -- people who want to promote a vision of big social change, while also accomplishing something concrete. At last, their moment has arrived in the ascendance of the so-called "sharing economy." While the term refers largely to profit-making entities like car- and rent-sharing sites, it springs from the same impulse that has always prompted us to team up and work around the system. In Democratic by Design, Metcalf looks at alternative institutions not only as a booming new reality but as an engine of social change, a key ingredient in solving large, intractable problems like housing, health and transportation. Looking beyond - or beneath - the media analysis, Metcalf offers a brief history of a movement born not from increased efficiencies and better technology, as many assume, but of the fundamental desire to create a more equitable world"--
Summary
An assessment of the growing influence of "alternative institutions" discusses how such examples as self-governance town meetings and the sustainable food movement have the potential to overcome economic, political and environmental obstacles to societal change
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10457059
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Metcalf, Gabriel
Dewey number
334.0973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Cooperative societies
  • Social change
  • Equality
  • Democracy
  • Cooperative societies
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Social change
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
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adult
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how carsharing, co-ops and community land trusts are reinventing America
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Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-242) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The story of City CarShare -- Alternative institutions and American democracy -- Transforming the economy -- Caring for place -- Success, failure, and the fear of selling out -- Putting the pieces together -- The mystery of social change -- Appendix : The idea of alternative institutions
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ocn920469542
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781137279675
Lccn
2015018296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920469542
Label
Democratic by design : how carsharing, co-ops, and community land trusts are reinventing America, Gabriel Metcalf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The story of City CarShare -- Alternative institutions and American democracy -- Transforming the economy -- Caring for place -- Success, failure, and the fear of selling out -- Putting the pieces together -- The mystery of social change -- Appendix : The idea of alternative institutions
Control code
ocn920469542
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781137279675
Lccn
2015018296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920469542

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