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    National Service & Civic Enterprise

    The Quiet Crisis
    By Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland
    In the wake of the economic downturn, nonprofit organizations have been hit by a triple whammy. The evaporation of wealth has decimated charitable donations; the state and local budget crunch is costing nonprofits their foremost paying clients; and the human need for nonprofit help is skyrocketing as nonprofit resources shrink.



    National Service

    The Ultimate Post-Partisan Issue
    By Will Marshall

    The Voluntary Path to Universal Service
    By Will Marshall and Marc Porter Magee

    The AmeriCorps Experiment and The Future of National Service
    By Will Marshall and Marc Porter Magee

    AmeriCorps and the Future of National Service

    National Service
    By Marc Porter Magee

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    Common Civic Culture

    Civic Togetherness
    By Marc Magee

    From Preferences to Empowerment
    By Will Marshall

    In Defense of Civic Culture
    By Jim Sleeper

    Seymour Martin Lipset RIP

    Idea of the Week: Citizenship for "Green-Card Troops"

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    Civic Enterprise

    The Quiet Crisis
    By Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland

    Empty Promises: The Poverty of Compassionate Conservatism
    By Anne Kim and Will Marshall

    In God We Trust?
    By Lewis D. Solomon and Matthew J. Vlissides, Jr.

    Civic Environmentalism in Action
    By Marc Landy, Megan Susman, and Debra Knopman

    New Dem of the Week: Andrew Gillum

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    Global Civil Society

    Civil Society and the World Trade Organization
    By Jenny Bates

    Creating Corporate Social Responsibility
    By Debora L. Spar

    Act Globally
    By Claude G.B. Fontheim & Jeremy B. Bash

    Promoting 'Real' Democracy
    By Larry Diamond

    The Third Sector in Global Affairs
    By Jenny Bates

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