Civic Intelligence and Community Building

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The template for the basic "perspective" chapter follows this paragraph. The    
original template (possibly revised) is in Introduction_to_Section_II.  
(After the chapter is further along — and the template structure is 
more-or-less finalized, we can remove this extra verbiage.)

The basic Plan has four parts:

(1) A Introduction to the perspective

(2) One or more case studies that show different facets of this perspective. 
Our decision was, as much as it's possible, not to artificially separate thinking
and doing. At the same time we do want to present a variety of approaches, some 
of which will be better suited for think-work and some will be better suited for 
action (that plays out in the "real" (or material?) world.

(3) Conclusions

(4) Finally, a section that includes text book like end-of-chapter exercises, 
questions for the student, suggested activities, etc.

We probably need to talk about the various relevant interpretations of community building. This should include traditional community development (and "development" generally). It should also include online communities, research & action networks, and new varieties of communities that we can conceptualize that are based to a large degree on civic intelligence.