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The Effect of Declining Home Ownerhship on Neighborhoods

The share of households that own their own home has plummeted during the recession. Shaila Dewan, writing for the New York Times, describes the consequences of the increase in rental properties, including less social stability and lower voter turnout.

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Civic relationships

Over at his blog, CIRCLE’s Peter Levine has some thoughts on the importance of civic relationships to a healthy democracy. Often lumped under the term “social capital” by political scientists (Robert Putnam defines the term as “connections among individuals–social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them”), Levine emphasizes that these civic relationships occur much more organically than such language suggests.

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