Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government (Paperback)
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"A fascinating case for a more engaged government, transformed to meet the challenges and possibilities of the twenty-first century." --President William J. Clinton
A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in the digital age, "Citizenville" reveals how ordinary Americans can reshape their government for the better. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today's government is stuck in the last century while--in both the private sector and our personal lives--absolutely everything else has changed. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Newsom shows how Americans can transform their government, taking matters into their own hands to dissolve political gridlock even as they produce tangible changes in the real world. "Citizenville" is a timely road map for restoring American prosperity and for reinventing citizenship in today's networked age.
About the Author
Gavin Newsom is the forty-ninth lieutenant governor of California, following two terms as mayor of San Francisco. He lives in the Bay Area.
LISA DICKEY is a journalist who most recently cowrote The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk with Susan McDougal and Pat Harris. She lives in Washington, D.C.