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    Constructive Politics as Public Work.Harry C. Boyte - 2011 - Political Theory 39 (5):630-660.
    This essay argues that fulfilling the promise of participatory democratic theory requires ways for citizens to reconstruct the world, not simply to improve its governance processes. The concept of public work, expressing civic agency, or the capacity of diverse citizens to build a democratic way of life, embodies this shift. It posits citizens as co-creators of the world, not simply deliberators and decision-makers about the world. Public work is a normative, democratizing ideal of citizenship generalized from communal labors of creating (...)
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    John Dewey and Citizen Politics: How Democracy Can Survive Artificial Intelligence and the Credo of Efficiency.Harry C. Boyte - 2017 - Education and Culture 33 (2):13.
    Intolerance, abuse, calling of names because of differences of opinion about religion or politics or business, as well as because of differences of race, color, wealth or degree of culture are treason to the democratic way of life. Merely legal guarantees of the civil liberties of free belief, free expression, free assembly are of little avail if the give and take of ideas, facts, experiences, is choked by mutual suspicion, by abuse, by fear and hatred.Without some kind of oversight, the (...)
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    Agency in an AI Avalanche: Education for Citizen Empowerment.Harry C. Boyte & Marie-Louise Ström - 2020 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 4 (2):142-161.
    Preview: In this essay, drawing on the case of Australia in particular, we develop the argument of “schools for democracy” as part of communities that prioritize developing people’s civic agency for human flourishing. We begin with the concept of social capital – norms, values, and practices of trust and reciprocity essential to vibrant civic life and healthy democratic society – and discuss social capital’s decline in recent years as well as its relationship to what we call public work. Declining social (...)
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    “A Liberation of Powers”: Agency and Education for Democracy.Harry C. Boyte & Margaret J. Finders - 2016 - Educational Theory 66 (1-2):127-145.
    In this essay Harry Boyte and Margaret Finders argue that addressing the “shrinkage” of education and democracy requires acting politically to reclaim and augment Deweyan agency-focused concepts of democracy and education. Looking at agency from the vantage of civic studies, which advances a politics of agency — a citizen politics that is different from ideological politics — and citizens as cocreators of political communities, Boyte and Finders explore the technocratic trends that have eclipsed agency. These disempower educators, students, and communities. (...)
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