Self-governance in Communities and Families

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Berrett-Koehler, 2000 - Political Science - 219 pages
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"Gary Nelson shows why partnerships between people and social institutions are essential to the well-being of families and thriving communities. He offers a proven, practical method - Community Self-Governance Dialogues - for engaging people in the redesign and revitalization of social institutions. He shows how - by creating opportunities for individuals and families to participate in planning how their institutions are managed, run, and evaluated - this method ultimately empowers people to take control of their own lives. And he reveals how active participation in these dialogues ignites creative ideas and new energy for reshaping those institutions.

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The Opening Up of Our Social Institutions
Building Community by Understanding the Present

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Nelson-Asso director for the Jordan Institute for Families at the Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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