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Author Frantzich, Stephen E.
Title Citizen democracy : political activists in a cynical age / Stephen E. Frantzich.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [1999]

Series People, passions, and power
People, passions, and power.
Subject Political participation -- United States.
Series People, passions, and power
People, passions, and power.
Subject Political participation -- United States.
Description vii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Rewriting the Constitution: one man's journey to lend Madison a hand--Gregory Watson -- Do ask, do tell--Howard and Connie Clery and Maureen and Richard Kanka -- Taking the bus and driving public policy for us--Rosa Parks -- Let's just run that one up the flagpole--Gregory Lee (Joey) Johnson -- Don't get mad, get evenhanded--Brian Lamb -- Safdar and Jonah Seiger -- From grief to anger to action: making one MADD--Candy Lightner -- Registering as a protest, or I'll vote for that--Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.
Changing the ecology of politics: introducing a new breed--Brian Trelstad -- Taxing and revolting job--Howard Jarvis -- Power letter writing: women in the military academies--Barbara Brimmer and Valerie Schoen -- Mystery of the smoking gun--Merrell Williams -- Just what the doctor ordered--Dr. Kristin Zarfos -- Patching together a public policy--Michael New -- Unaffirmative action--Carl Cohen -- Hard guy to live with--Dr. Jack Kevorkian -- If you can't lick 'em--Jean Anne Hlavacek and Diane Sackett Nannery.
Wouldn't you just love to live here--Lois Gibbs -- Land mines of political activism--Jody Williams -- Lessons for Nascent citizens.
ISBN 0847691500 (alk. paper)
0847691519 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 41026420
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Countering the Culture of Cynicism - Keeping the Fans in the Stands1
 The Constitution and Democratic Theory 
 1Rewriting the Constitution: One Man's Journey to Lend Madison a Hand / Gregory Watson11
 2Do Ask, Do Tell [et al.] / Howard Clery, Connie Clery, Maureen Kanka21
 Civil Rights 
 3Taking the Bus and Driving Public Policy for Us / Rosa Parks33
 Civil Liberties 
 4Let's Just Run That One Up the Flagpole / Gregory Lee (Joey) Johnson43
 5Don't Get Mad, Get Evenhanded / Brian Lamb51
 Public Opinion 
 6Citizen.Action.Org / Shabbir Safdar, Jonah Seiger59
 Interest Groups 
 7From Grief to Anger to Action: Making One MADD / Candy Lightner69
 Political Parties 
 8Registering As a Protest, or I'll Vote for That / Richard A. Cloward, Frances Fox Piven75
 Campaigns and Elections 
 9Changing the Ecology of Politics: Introducing a New Breed / Brian Trelstad85
 Direct Democracy 
 10A Taxing and Revolting Job / Howard Jarvis95
 11Power Letter Writing: Women in the Military Academies / Barbara Brimmer, Valerie Schoen105
 12The Mystery of the Smoking Gun / Merrell Williams113
 The Presidency 
 13Just What the Doctor Ordered / Kristin Zarfos123
 14Patching Together a Public Policy / Michael New133
 The Judicial Process and the Courts 
 15Unaffirmative Action / Carl Cohen143
 16A Hard Guy to Live With / Jack Kevorkian155
 The Bureaucracy 
 17If You Can't Lick 'Em, Enjoin 'Em / Jean Anne Hlavacek, Diane Sackett Nannery167
 Domestic Policy 
 18Wouldn't You Just Love to Live Here / Lois Gibbs175
 Foreign Policy 
 19The Land Mines of Political Activism / Jody Williams187
 20Lessons for Nascent Citizens197
 About the Author237