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Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops, and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America

Author: Metcalf, Gabriel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Format:Hardcover
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Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops, and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America : Co-ops. Credit unions. Communal work space. These are all familiar concepts to most Americans, and alive and well throughout the country, yet their potential to challenge the status quo of corporate and government bloat is rarely discussed. Such ventures have long appealed to the "practical dreamers" -- people who want to promote a vision of big social change, while also accomplishing something concrete. At last, their moment has arrived in the ascendance of the so-called "sharing economy." While the term refers largely to profit-making entities like car- and rent-sharing sites, it springs from the same impulse that has always prompted us to team up and work around the system. In Democratic by Design, Metcalf looks at alternative institutions not only as a booming new reality but as an engine of social change, a key ingredient in solving large, intractable problems like housing, health and transportation. Looking beyond - or beneath - the media analysis, Metcalf offers a brief history of a movement born not from increased efficiencies and better technology, as many assume, but of the fundamental desire to create a more equitable world.


Category   Subject
Political Science   Economic Conditions
Business & Economics   Entrepreneurship
Social Science   Sociology

ISBN 13:9781137279675
ISBN 10:1137279672
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:248
Size:9.63" l x 6.44" w x 0.92" h
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