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What Harms Community? Part two: Technocracy

February 10, 2016 by nurturedevelopment Harry Boyte. ©University of Minnesota Harry Boyte in “The Citizen Solution” (2009) notes that the rising dominance of experts (technocracy) is hollowing out civic agency throughout American society. This observation holds equally true across all industrialised countries. Boyte argues that professionals have all but lost their connections to neighbourhoods, and

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What Harms Community? Part 1: Consumerism

  Over the next three weeks I’d like to look at three particular areas that are breaking down community, namely consumerism, globalisation, and technocracy. Consumerism ©walterbrueggemann.com Walter Brueggemann, a biblical scholar and collaborator with John McKnight and Peter Block, suggests consumerism operates to the principle: ‘there is not enough, let’s get everything’, a belief in