Think Nationally, Act Locally: Cities and the Struggle for Social Justice

26 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2022

Date Written: December 24, 2021

Abstract

How to progress civil rights and social justice nationally by utilizing small, linked democratic activist groups operating at the local level, creating “democracy at a human scale.” Not only is all social policy ultimately implemented at the local level, but access to the democratic process occurs there as well, particularly through management of the voting process.

Keywords: democracy, local government, civil rights, voting rights, community organizing

JEL Classification: P11, P13, P16, P21, P25, P31, P32, P48

Suggested Citation

McDougall, Harold A., Think Nationally, Act Locally: Cities and the Struggle for Social Justice (December 24, 2021). San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3993260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3993260

Harold A. McDougall (Contact Author)

Howard University School of Law ( email )

2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
United States

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