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Author LinkLiu, Eric.
Title LinkThe gardens of democracy : a new American story of citizenship, the economy, and the role of government / Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer.
Imprint Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, c2011.
Description 173 p. :  ill. ;  18 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-173.
Contents Contents: Seeds: gardenbrain vs. machinebrain -- Self-interest: true self-interest is mutual interest -- Great citizenship: society becomes how you behave -- True capitalism: we’re all better off when we’re all better off -- Self-government: big what, small how -- Harvest: we reap what we sow.
Summary Argues that in contrast to the eighteenth-century concept of society as a predictable machine, twenty-first century American democracy needs to be viewed as a series of complex, interrelated systems capable of coming up with adaptive solutions to its problems.
Subject LinkDemocracy -- United States.
LinkUnited States -- Politics and government.
LinkDemocracy.
LinkSelf-interest.
LinkCitizenship.
Add.Author LinkHanauer, Nick.

System Number 000663773
ISBN Link9781570618239
Link1570618232

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