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Collaboration, Conflict and Social Learning

Collaboration, Conflict and Social Learning BOOKS IN REVIEW Mark R. Warren phenomena cohere into a unified movement is debatable. The authors at one point admit `this movement is still in its forma"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those tive stage. In fact, following a model of engaged scholarship who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agiwhich itself is part of this new public-spirited and activist paratation want crops without plowing up the ground, digm, the authors' book can be seen as an effort to give greater they want rain without thunder and lightening. They coherence to the movement. want the ocean without the awful roar of its many The core of the book is the detailed tracing of the developwaters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. ment of the civic renewal movement within each of the four areIt never did and it never will." nas, presented as social learning. The stories are richly detailed, Frederick Douglass, 1857 with a tremendous amount of research material (the authors interviewed 738 people!) synthesized into coherent narratives. The In Civic Innovation in America Carmen Sirianni and Lewis master frame offered by social learning is one of good people Friedland challenge Douglass's claim. They http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

Collaboration, Conflict and Social Learning

The Good Society , Volume 12 (1) – Dec 2, 2003

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BOOKS IN REVIEW Mark R. Warren phenomena cohere into a unified movement is debatable. The authors at one point admit `this movement is still in its forma"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those tive stage. In fact, following a model of engaged scholarship who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agiwhich itself is part of this new public-spirited and activist paratation want crops without plowing up the ground, digm, the authors' book can be seen as an effort to give greater they want rain without thunder and lightening. They coherence to the movement. want the ocean without the awful roar of its many The core of the book is the detailed tracing of the developwaters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. ment of the civic renewal movement within each of the four areIt never did and it never will." nas, presented as social learning. The stories are richly detailed, Frederick Douglass, 1857 with a tremendous amount of research material (the authors interviewed 738 people!) synthesized into coherent narratives. The In Civic Innovation in America Carmen Sirianni and Lewis master frame offered by social learning is one of good people Friedland challenge Douglass's claim. They

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Published: Dec 2, 2003

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