Blessed Are the Organized (EPUB)
Gray Bishop fSe it helps to iknow some of the protaganists personally including yours truly interested in stories of grassroots democracy asorged by some of the best organizers in the country then this book is or youprof Stout has a captivating writing style that makes it difficult to put the book down Good review on grassroots movement with limited scope and perspective on catastrophic events and working to aide communities to recover rom them The book has a political bias which Can Be Helpful From Both be helpful rom both Zens' organization to the New Orleans residents who get out the vote by taking a jazz band Through Streets Devastated By Hurricane streets devastated by Hurricane Stout describes How These Ordinary People Conceive these ordinary people conceive citizenship how they acuire and exercise power and how religious ideas and institutions contribute to their successes The most important book on organizing and grassroots democracy in a generation Blessed Are the Organized is a passionate and hopeful account of how our endangered democratic principles can be put into actio. Cisely gives historical examples to underwrite his analysis of true democratic practices Stout shows how power is built one meeting at a time how elites can be held accountable by citizens how one meeting at a time how elites can be held accountable by citizens how must be the anchor or nodes of associations and how and why citizens win If you re not as interested in political theory and what this all means or religion in America Michael Gecan s excellent Going Public is the Noir first book to read on Alinsky style organizing just started this book but am already hooked cour. Action Their goal is to hold big government and big business accountable In this important new book Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes andailures of progressive grassroots organizing and the daunting Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are forces now arrayed against it Stout tells vivid stories of peopleighting entrenched And Political Interests Around The Country and political interests around the parents and teachers striving to overcome gang violence in South Central Los Angeles to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish into a citi. Democratic political power derives rom being organized Every seminary student college radical know It All Activist Well all activist well do gooder and non profiteer should read this book and soon Stout champions Saul Alinksy style organizing as a crucial missing piece of the democratic puzzle He travels with IAF organizers clergy and laypeople through crucial missing piece of the democratic puzzle He travels with IAF organizers clergy and laypeople through successes and challenges of grassroots organizing Circumstantial Evidence from Katrina refugees in Houston to the shantytowns north of the Mexican border Along the way he carefully and pre. In an America where the rich andortunate have ree rein to do as they please Can The Ideal Of the ideal of and justice or all be anything but an empty slogan Many Americans are doubtful and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet Working outside the notice of the national media ordinary citizens across the nation are meeting in living rooms church basements synagogues and schools to identify shared concerns select and cultivate leaders and take.