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Public rhetoric in the United States has always laid heavy stress on the obligations of citizenship. Bill Clinton praised the idea of service, and so does George W. Bush. Since September 11, the debate over service and the obligations of citizenship has become even more urgent. United We Serve gathers many diverse voices on civic life and civic obligation to explore the idea of national service as it relates to citizenship. Activists and practitioners discuss the rise of the service movement, its practical successes, and its challenges. Policymakers and political leaders explore the links between service and problem solving. Political scientists and philosophers connect the service debate to larger concerns about democratic participation. The book also includes a lively debate over whether the U.S. should reconsider compulsory national service. The discussion about service is a debate over how Americans think of themselves and their nation—and about what the "new patriotism" means. Contributors include: Daniel Blumenthal, Harry Boyte, John M. Bridgeland, Louis Caldera, Bruce Chapman, former President Bill Clinton, Charles Cobb Jr., Jane Eisner, Jean Bethke Elshtain, William Galston, Stephen Goldsmith, Robert D. Haas, Stephen Hess, Peter D. Hart and Mario A. Brossard, Alan Khazei, John Lehman, Leslie Lenkowsky, Paul C. Light, Michael Lind, Tod Lindberg, Will Marshall and Marc Magee, Senator John McCain, Charles Moskos, Robert Putnam, Representative Charles Rangel, Alice M. Rivlin, Michael Schudson, Mark Shields, Carmen Sirianni, Theda Skocpol, Andrew L. Stern, Jeff Swartz, Steven Waldman, Caspar Weinberger, David Winston, Harris Wofford, and Robert Wuthnow.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xxiv
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  1. Chapter 1. United We Serve? The Promise of National Service
  2. E.J. Dionne Jr. and Kayla Meltzer Drogosz
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. PART ONE: How September 11 Changed Us
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Chapter 2. Bowling Together
  2. Robert D. Putnam
  3. pp. 13-19
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  1. Chapter 3. Will September 11 Revitalize Civic Democracy?
  2. Theda Skocpol
  3. pp. 20-32
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  1. Chapter 4. Patriotism-Lite Meets the Citizen-Soldier
  2. Charles Moskos
  3. pp. 33-42
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  1. PART TWO: Politics of the Service Debate
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. Chapter 5. The Politics of Service
  2. Harris Wofford
  3. pp. 45-51
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  1. Chapter 6. Service and the Bush Administration's Civic Agenda
  2. John M. Bridgeland, Stephen Goldsmith, and Leslie Lenkowsky
  3. pp. 52-59
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  1. Chapter 7. Patriotism Means Reaching beyond Our Self-Interest
  2. John McCain
  3. pp. 60-67
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  1. Chapter 8. The Duties of Democracy
  2. William J. Clinton
  3. pp. 68-71
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  1. Chapter 9. Thinking Bigger about Citizenship
  2. Will Marshall and Marc Magee
  3. pp. 72-83
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  1. Chapter 10. Solving Problems through Service: Labor and National Service
  2. Andrew L. Stern
  3. pp. 84-86
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  1. Chapter 11. Doing Well and Doing Good: The Business Community and National Service
  2. Jeff Swartz
  3. pp. 87-89
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  1. Chapter 12. Flying Colors
  2. David Winston
  3. pp. 90-93
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  1. Chapter 13. A New Greatest Generation?
  2. Peter D. Hart and Mario A. Brossard
  3. pp. 94-98
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  1. PART THREE: Universal Service?
  2. pp. 99-100
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  1. Chapter 14. The Obligations of September 11, 2001: The Case for Universal Service
  2. Robert E. Litan
  3. pp. 101-107
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  1. Chapter 15. A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Passed: The Case against Universal Service
  2. Bruce Chapman
  3. pp. 108-115
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  1. COMMENT: The Case for Universal Service--Again: A Reply to Bruce Chapman
  2. Robert E. Litan
  3. pp. 116-120
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  1. Chapter 16. A Solution in Search of a Problem
  2. Michael Lind
  3. pp. 121-132
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  1. Chapter 17. In Power, but Not in Peril
  2. Mark Shields
  3. pp. 133-135
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  1. Chapter 18. Bring Back the Draft
  2. Charles B. Rangel
  3. pp. 136-137
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  1. Chapter 19. Dodgy Drafters
  2. Caspar W. Weinberger
  3. pp. 138-140
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  1. Chapter 20. Degraded into a Trade
  2. John Lehman
  3. pp. 141-143
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  1. Chapter 21. Military Service and the Middle Class: A Letter to My Sons
  2. Stephen Hess
  3. pp. 144-146
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  1. PART FOUR: Experiences of Service
  2. pp. 147-148
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  1. Chapter 22. The American Military and the Idea of Service
  2. Louis Caldera
  3. pp. 149-153
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  1. Chapter 23. Empowering Communities: The Gift of the Civil Rights Movement
  2. Charles Cobb Jr.
  3. pp. 154-156
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  1. Chapter 24. Is the Era of Recreational Government Bashing Over?
  2. Alice M. Rivlin
  3. pp. 157-159
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  1. Chapter 25. Service in the Pursuit of Social Justice
  2. Daniel Blumenthal
  3. pp. 160-162
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  1. Chapter 26. Profits through Principles
  2. Robert D. Haas
  3. pp. 163-165
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  1. Chapter 27. A New Citizenship for a New Century
  2. Alan Khazei
  3. pp. 166-168
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  1. Chapter 28. First Vote
  2. Jane Eisner
  3. pp. 169-172
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  1. PART FIVE: Service and the Challenges of Civic Participation
  2. pp. 173-174
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  1. Chapter 29. Can Civic Knowledge Motivate the Next Generation?
  2. William Galston
  3. pp. 175-181
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  1. COMMENT: Learning Service at Ground Zero
  2. Mason Anderson and Kayla Meltzer Drogosz
  3. pp. 182-183
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  1. Chapter 30. Service and the State: Should We Politicize Social Bonds?
  2. Tod Lindberg
  3. pp. 184-190
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  1. Chapter 31. Civic Innovation and Public Policy for Democracy
  2. Carmen Sirianni
  3. pp. 191-197
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  1. Chapter 32. The Volunteering Decision: What Prompts It? What Sustains It?
  2. Paul C. Light
  3. pp. 198-206
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  1. PART SIX: Serving God and Country
  2. pp. 207-208
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  1. Chapter 33. Civil Society, Religion, and the Formation of Citizens
  2. Jean Bethke Elshtain
  3. pp. 209-221
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  1. Chapter 34. The Impact of Religious Involvement on Civic Life
  2. Robert Wuthnow
  3. pp. 222-237
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  1. Chapter 35. Challenging America's Faithful
  2. Steven Waldman
  3. pp. 238-242
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  1. PART SEVEN: Making Good Citizens
  2. pp. 243-244
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  1. Chapter 36. Citizenship without Politics? A Critique of Pure Service
  2. Kayla Meltzer Drogosz
  3. pp. 245-252
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  1. Chapter 37. Public Work and the Dignity of Politics
  2. Harry C. Boyte
  3. pp. 253-262
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  1. Chapter 38. How People Learn to Be Civic
  2. Michael Schudson
  3. pp. 263-278
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 279-302
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 303-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-328
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815718642
Related ISBN
9780815718666
MARC Record
OCLC
1017609003
Pages
327
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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