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Democratizing Cleveland is the result of almost fifteen years of research on a topic that has been missing from local works on Cleveland history: the community organizing movement that put neighborhood concerns and neighborhood voices front and center in the setting of public policies in the late 1970s and early 1980s.Original publication date 2007.



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Democratizing, Cleveland, Community Organizing, Cleveland 1975-1985


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The original print version was published in 2007. Cleveland, Ohio: Arambala Press.

Redistributed by Cleveland Memory Project and MSL Academic Endeavors in 2013.

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Democratizing Cleveland: The Rise and Fall of Community Organizing in Cleveland, Ohio 1975-1985