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Associational Life: Democracy’s Power Source by John McKnight

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Book Cover of Associational life

John McKnight's new book, Associational Life: Democracy’s Power Source explores the power of neighborhood associations to encourage democratic citizenship. The collection of writings was produced in partnership with the Kettering Foundation between 2016 and 2021. As John says, “innovation and improvisation that happens in jazz occurs because there is an invisible structure encompassing the players . . the invisible structure of productive communities where decision-making and leadership are dispersed comes from neighborhoods with unique commonalities, unique capacities, and common connectivity.” 

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