This book talks about the relationships amongst and between citizens and their governments, the possibilities of governing differently in ways that don't oppress, marginalize, or limit people, and about bringing different sensibilities to the practices of administration in US.
Part I: Introduction 1. The Context: Citizens, Administrators, and Their Discontents 2. Citizens and Administrators: The Possibilities and Dilemmas Part II: Democracy and Engagement Through Different Lenses 3. Democracy as a Way of Life: Rethinking the Places and Practices of Public Administration 4. The Citizenship Role of the Public Professional: Imagining Private Lives and Alternative Futures 5. Cultivating and Sustaining Empathy as a Normative Value in Public Administration 6. Models of Citizen Participation: Measuring Engagement and Collaboration 7. Democratic Governance through Public-Nonprofit Partnerships: Reclaiming “A Usable Past” from the Settlement House Movement Part III: Stories of Practice 8. The EPA Seeks Its Role in Communities: Evolutionary Engagement 9. Obituary: Team Metro 10. Eliminating Institutional Racism within Local Government: The City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative 11. A Case of Transformational Change: Making Sustainability Real in the City of Olympia 12. Think Global, Act Local? A Short Story Part IV: Imagining the Possibilities 13. Imagining the Possibilities