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Reeher, Grant

Works: 8 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 5,011 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  Festschriften  Interviews  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK1764, 323.04202854678
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Most widely held works by Grant Reeher
Narratives of justice : legislators' beliefs about distributive fairness by Grant Reeher( )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of Justice offers a provocative, contemporary look at the timeless questions of justice and fairness. Using face-to-face interviews, Grant Reeher plumbs the minds of legislators for their beliefs about distributive justice and attempts to discover the ways in which those beliefs influence their behavior. The book calls into question many notions of American political ideology and, in particular, the idea of an "American exceptionalism" regarding views from the political left, and the dominance in the United States of a "liberal tradition." Political philosophers have amassed a large body of work on justice and fairness from a theoretical perspective, but there is comparatively little empirical work on the subject. The work that does exist concentrates on the beliefs of the public. We know very little concerning the beliefs about justice held by political elites. This work offers a window into the beliefs of legislators, a group for which such an inquiry is rarely undertaken. The book is based on a set of extended, in-depth interviews with the members of the Connecticut State Senate as well as a year of close observation of the Senate in action. The interviews averaged four hours in length and covered a variety of topics related to fairness. Through this material, Reeher employs a narrative-based framework to understand the patterns in the senators' interview responses, and develops a typology of the senator's narratives. These narratives vary in both content and form, and as a whole present a surprising range of views. Narratives of Justice will be of interest to those concerned with justice, political ideologies, and political beliefs, as well as state and local politics and, more generally, American politics. Its wide research and thorough documentation make it a useful guide to the literature within and beyond political science concerning beliefs, ideologies, legislative behavior, and qualitative research methods. Grant Reeher is Assistant Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, Syracuse University, and currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan
First person political : legislative life and the meaning of public service by Grant Reeher( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In First Person Political, Grant Reeher combats the public's alienation from and distrust of politicians by putting a personal face on everyday political life. Through moving personal interviews, Reeher allows legislators to tell their own stories about how and why they came to politics, the experience of serving in their state legislature, their decisions to stay or leave, and the many trials they face in the name of public service. Reeher contends that these politicians do have the public good in mind and often suffer great personal losses for their chance to represent the people and fight
Click on democracy : the Internet's power to change political apathy into civic action by Steven Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Click on Democracy examines the first national election in which the Internet played a major role. The authors argue that the Internet's most profound political impact on Election 2000 was missed or underestimated. The reason: the difference the Internet made was more social than electoral, more about building political communities than about generating money and votes." "Voter turnout has dwindled over the past forty years, and today, fewer Americans are involved in civic activities. The real story of the Internet is its emergence as a community builder - under the radar of most political observers who focus on large institutions - in a society that has become politically disengaged and disenchanted." "The authors of Click on Democracy talk at length with the people who use the Internet in new and effective ways, and who regularly harness the Internet's power as a networking tool for civic action. Viewed from this bottom-up perspective, the Internet emerges as an exciting and powerful source for renewal in civic engagement."--Jacket
The Trusted leader : building the relationships that make government work by Terry Newell( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving government on a macro level is only possible with public managers who herald change on a micro level. While many studies of government reform focus on new policies and programs, these public managers building relationships built on trust are the real drivers behind many successful reforms. In this second edition, chapter authors once again draw on their real-world experience to demonstrate the importance of values-based leadership. With new research and lessons from the first two years of the Obama administration, chapters focus on the concrete ways in which leaders build effective relationships and trust, while also improving themselves, their organizations, and those they coach. Surveying agencies both horizontally and vertically, The Trusted Leader also addresses how public managers can collaborate with political appointees and the legislative branch, while still engaging with citizens to create quality customer experiences. Two brand-new chapters focus on "Effective Conversations": the importance of one-on-one conversations to building trust, with a model for having such conversations, and "The Diversity Opportunity": the need to effectively lead across a diverse workforce and a diverse society to build trust in both realms. With the addition of chapter headnotes, the editors provide necessary context, while the new Resources for Further Learning feature guides readers toward additional print and web
Power, inequality, and democratic politics : essays in honor of Robert A. Dahl( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for citizenship : ideas and innovations in political learning by Grant Reeher( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays address education for citizenship at a specific, concrete level. The collection offers examples of efforts to create among students a new set of what Alexis de Tocqueville called "mores" or culturally defining "habits of the heart" that enhance citizenship, foster a sense of connectedness to a community, and support the practices, basic values, and institutions necessary for the democratic process. An introduction entitled "Some Themes from Recent Innovations and Questions for the Future" is given. The 13 essays following the introduction are: (1) "Teaching American Politics through Service: Reflections on a Pedagogical Strategy" (Craig A. Rimmerman); (2) "Service Learning as Civic Learning: Lessons We Can Learn from Our Students" (Richard M. Battistoni); (3) "The Urban Agenda Project" (Otto Feinstein; James D. Chesney); (4) "Citizenship Courses as Life-Changing Experiences" (William D. Coplin); (5) "Public Affairs Internships: Coming of Age" (Glen A. Halva-Neubauer); (6) "Enhancing Citizenship through Active Learning: Simulations on the Policy Process" (Joseph Cammarano; Linda L. Fowler); (7) "Doing the Rights Thing: Tales of Citizenship and Free Speech" (Marc Lendler); (8) "Teaching the Art of Public Deliberation: National Issues Forums on Campus" (Daniel W. O'Connell); (9) "Democratizing the Classroom: The Individual Learning Contract" (John F. Freie); (10) "Wading in the Deep: Supporting Emergent Anarchies" (Naeem Inayatullah); (11) "Teaching Deliberation: Citizenship Education and Cross-Disciplinary Team Teaching" (Mark Rupert); (12) "Using the Internet to Enhance Classroom and Citizenship Information" (William Ball); and (13) "The Internet as a Tool for Student Citizenship" (Kimberley P. Canfield). An extensive bibliography concludes the collection. (Bt)
The insider's guide to political internships : what to do once you're in the door( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, thousands of college students invade Washington, D.C. and the fifty state capitals to volunteer as political interns. Unfortunately, they are rarely able to ?hit the ground running,? lacking the tools to help them do so. The Insider{u2019}s Guide to Political Internships provides those tools. This volume contains practical, concise essays written by political professionals and scholars with extensive experience supervising internships, as well as advice from many former interns. The book highlights internships on Capitol Hill, at the White House, in the executive branch, at the state level, in the Congressional district office, and at non-profit groups
The economic trend in immigration policy : a comparative analysis of the entrepreneur/investor program in Canada, United States and Australia by Sharon Jones( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Immigration promises to be one of the most important issues for Canada, Australia and the United States in the new millennium, and it raises a fundamental question: What type of newcomer should be admitted? Until after World War II, the United States, Canada and Australia took in almost all the immigrants who could get to their shores. However, now in the new millennium immigration has become more restricted through complex systems that favors skills, capital assets and globalized economies. This study examines an immigration policy that was designed in all three countries to build up the skill and human capital of migration flows, and will help broaden the base of knowledge concerning skilled immigration and economic flows of people, by examining the Investor/Entrepreneurial Programs in Canada, Australia and the United States. This study will compare the success and failure of these programs. It will discuss the decision making motives of the immigrants who took advantage of these programs in all three countries. There are very few studies so far that have examined the rationale behind the decision the entrepreneurs/investors admitted into these programs make to start the type of businesses they actually start, and the final destination of choice. The focus so far, has mainly been on why the business immigration program exists, and what the general economic and social impact in any given area has been. This study will fill that void somewhat. It is clearly a stepping stone from which advanced studies can use to delve deeper into the opportunities and pitfalls, that immigration policies based on economic factors can, and do face
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Narratives of justice : legislators' beliefs about distributive fairness
First person political : legislative life and the meaning of public serviceClick on democracy : the Internet's power to change political apathy into civic actionThe Trusted leader : building the relationships that make government workEducation for citizenship : ideas and innovations in political learningThe insider's guide to political internships : what to do once you're in the door
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