The Resource Politics is for power : how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make change, Eitan Hersh, (electronic resource)

Politics is for power : how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make change, Eitan Hersh, (electronic resource)

Label
Politics is for power : how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make change
Title
Politics is for power
Title remainder
how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make change
Statement of responsibility
Eitan Hersh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Who is to blame for our broken politics? The uncomfortable answer to this question starts with ordinary citizens with good intentions. We vote (sometimes) and occasionally sign a petition or attend a rally. But we mainly "engage" by consuming politics as if it's a sport or a hobby. We soak in daily political gossip and eat up statistics about who's up and who's down. We tweet and post and share. We crave outrage. The hours we spend on politics are used mainly as pastime. Instead, we should be spending the same number of hours building political organizations, implementing a long-term vision for our city or town, and getting to know our neighbors, whose votes will be needed for solving hard problems. We could be accumulating power so that when there are opportunities to make a difference--to lobby, to advocate, to mobilize--we will be ready. But most of us who are spending time on politics today are focused inward, choosing roles and activities designed for our short-term pleasure. We are repelled by the slow-and-steady activities that characterize service to the common good. In Politics Is for Power, pioneering and brilliant data analyst Eitan Hersh shows us a way toward more effective political participation. Aided by political theory, history, cutting-edge social science, as well as remarkable stories of ordinary citizens who got off their couches and took political power seriously, this book shows us how to channel our energy away from political hobbyism and toward empowering our values."--Amazon
Cataloging source
HBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hersh, Eitan
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.H477 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Politics is for power : how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make change, Eitan Hersh, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=4815453
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic resources and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982116804
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ae23241b-d304-4ae1-9929-3b1967886452
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1130905725
Label
Politics is for power : how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make change, Eitan Hersh, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=372&titleId=4815453
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic resources and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982116804
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ae23241b-d304-4ae1-9929-3b1967886452
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1130905725

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