The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 2

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...and unoflicial, from all available sources. Seama'.--The study of particular branches of mil-Ilicipal work by small committees making periodical reports T/u'm'.--The preparation of plans of improvement in municipal administration and efibrts to secure the adoption of these plans. FourlIz.----Corresp0ndence with other societies organized for similar purposes. That this work would be laborious, and that it Wollld in' volve long, patient and often apparently unproductive efibrt, is quite apparent. It cannot be carried on with the enthusiasm and immediate results of a political campaign. But if carried on with reasonable diligence, it would be of lasting benefit to the state. It is patient study that tells in the long run. In undertaking it, we should remember the truth so well stated by Prof. Fiske, when he says: "The amelioration of things will doubtless continue to be efl"ected in the future as it has been effected i11 the past, not by ambitious schemes of sudden and universal reform (which the sagacious man always suspects, just as he suspects all schemes for returning a fabulously large interest upon investments), but by the gradual and cumulative eiforts of innumerable individuals, each doing something to help or instruct those to whom his influence extends. He who makes two clear ideas grow Where there was only one hazy one before, is the true benefactor of his species." To substitute clear ideas of municipal government for the hazy ones now existing is a task worthy the attention of every intelligent citizen. 'Preface to " Civil Government in the United States" THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF A MODERN MUNICIPALITY, OR LOCAL MUNICIPAL STATE. If the question were asked, "What is the greatest...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794443
  • 9781236794444