The Politics of Empowerment

The Politics of Empowerment

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Empowerment is the much-heralded, all-purpose nostrum, allegedly guaranteed to solve virtually every social and economic problem imaginable. Weissberg scrutinizes empowerment closely, both theoretically and empirically. His analysis shows that it seldom delivers as promised and often masks a clamor for yet more government dependency. Worse, it often directs the less fortunate away from proven solutions.This academic theorizing constitutes the bulk of empowerment rhapsodizing and is taken seriously, for without plausible ... Perusing essay after essay portraying enhanced capacity as the universalistic curative reveals an unwillingness toanbsp;...

Title:The Politics of Empowerment
Author:Robert Weissberg
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1999-01-01


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