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By A. John Simmons

John Locke's political concept has been the topic of many special remedies through philosophers and political scientists. however the Lockean concept of Rights is the 1st systematic, full-length learn of Locke's idea of rights and of its strength for making actual contributions to modern debates approximately rights and their position in political philosophy. provided that the rights of individuals are the vital ethical notion at paintings in Locke's and Lockean political philosophy, this kind of learn is lengthy past due.

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We kept detailed logs or summary notes of approximately nine hundred additional telephone conferences and planning calls. We also examined the publications, strategic planning documents, annual reports, websites, and board membership lists of various associations and networks. We reviewed approximately 280 community action guides and training manuals and videos, which provided important insight into how participatory models and techniques have changed over time, as did government agency handbooks and field guidances, especially when triangulated with other sources that testify to how such manuals were utilized and modified in practice.

50 As noted earlier, one of us served as research director of the Reinventing Citizenship Project in 1994, which was funded by the Ford Foundation and convened in conjunction with the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. Sirianni,Civic Innovation 3/5/01 9:14 AM Page 31 CIVIC INNOVATION AND AMERICAN POLITICS 31 tive citizenship a central component of reinventing government and how their strategies might be informed by some of the best practices developed to date both within agencies and especially in the civic sector.

Sirianni,Civic Innovation 3/5/01 9:14 AM Page 31 CIVIC INNOVATION AND AMERICAN POLITICS 31 tive citizenship a central component of reinventing government and how their strategies might be informed by some of the best practices developed to date both within agencies and especially in the civic sector. A number of participants in this and subsequent projects joined us in convening teams of leading practitioners and academics to further survey best cases in various arenas and develop strategies for learning and capacity building (some of these projects are discussed in chapter 6).

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