Giving Back

Americans have continued to develop new mechanisms for civic engagement while breathing new life into some time-honored forms of active citizenship. Much of this grassroots democratic activity is sustained or encouraged by private philanthropy.


Websites


Books

Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commons

Bruce, R. Sievers

Beyond the Money: Reflections on Philanthropy, the Nonprofit Sector and Civic Life

Edward Skloot

Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it can do Better

Rob Reich

Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich

Kevin Phillips

The Citizen Solution: How You Can Make A Difference

Harry C. Boyte

CommonWealth: A Return to Citizen Politics

Harry C. Boyte



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