This is in some ways much like the position that organizations just like the AARP play vis-à-vis Social Security. According to Han and different students, the organizations that are greatest capable of create these conditions possess what Harvard professor Marshall Ganz calls “strategic capability”—that’s, the capability to show what you have (your resources) into what you want (your goals). What sorts of 21st-century coverage options would set the stage for making the participation of communities of color and the poor more possible and highly effective in our democracy?
In 1964, three-quarters of Americans said that they trusted the federal government ‘to do the best thing’; by 1994, at the bottom of the cycle, solely a quarter did so (Figure6.2). As Wuthnow (2002, p. 59) factors out, much of this decline was led to by specific events such because the Vietnam War and Watergate, with partial recoveries during periods of peace … Read More