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On Thinking Institutionally By Hugh Heclo (George Mason University)

On Thinking Institutionally by Hugh Heclo (George Mason University)

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On Thinking Institutionally by Hugh Heclo (George Mason University)

The twenty-first-century mind deeply distrusts the authority of institutions. It has taken several centuries for advocates of critical thinking to convince western culture that to be rational, liberated, authentic, and modern means to be anti-institutional. In this mold-breaking book, Hugh Heclo moves beyond the abstract academic realm of thinking about institutions to the more personal significance and larger social meaning of what it is to think institutionally. His account ranges from Michael Jordan's respect for the game of basketball to Greek philosophy, from twenty-first-century corporate and political scandals to Christian theology and the concept of office and professionalism. Think what you will about one institution or another, but after Heclo, no reader will be left in doubt about why it matters to think institutionally.

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On Thinking Institutionally is in the best tradition of Tocqueville-an updated critique of the individualism that has been America's strength and its weakness. * Gertrude Himmelfarb Distinguished Professor Emeritus, CUNY *

About Hugh Heclo (George Mason University)

Hugh Heclo is Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Public Affairs at George Mason University, a former Professor of Government at Harvard University, and prior to that a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and White House staffer in Washington, D.C. His latest book, Christianity and Democracy in America, will be published by Harvard University Press in the spring of 2007.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1: Introduction: Respect for the Game ; Chapter 2: Our Modern Impasse ; Chapter 3: From Thinking about Institutions to Thinking Institutionally ; Chapter 4: Being Institutionally Minded ; Chapter 5: Applications, Dangers, and the Uphill Journey ; Chapter 6: Ways of Thinking, Ways of Being ; Notes ; Appendix: Selected Works of Hugh Heclo ; Index ; About the Author

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On Thinking Institutionally by Hugh Heclo (George Mason University)
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