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Arlington's changing story: civic engagement in Arlington County, Virginia
Melinda D. Patrician & Palma J. Strand, Arlington's Changing Story: Civic Engagement in Arlington County, Virginia (2003).
This report describes an assessment of civic engagement practices in Arlington County, Virginia - the processes, the results, and the themes that emerged. The report also contains recommendations for improving these practices ...
Forced to bowl alone?
Palma J. Strand, Forced to Bowl Alone? Nation, Feb. 10, 2003, at 25 (reviewing Matthew A. Crenson & Benjamin Ginsberg, Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public (2002)).
The state of civic participation in the U.S. is the subject of much hand-wringing. The lament is generally that citizens are withdrawn - that civic life is less vibrant than it once was and should be. This book review ...