In the Public Square

Tom Urbaniak

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ISBN: 9781998919017

In the Public Square

A Citizen's Reader

  Author:   Tom Urbaniak    
  Publisher:  Breton Books

In the Public Square is a collection of over 90 short, punchy articles devoted to facing realities and making positive change. Of this book, Professor Tom Urbaniak has written: “Our communities are tired – even cranky. Around us, we have watched a world seemingly wracked by instability and conflict. Democracies are ailing. People are hurting.

How can we help? How can we make things better, not worse?
How can we find some balance, some healthy dialogue, and understand our problems in a broader context? How can we unleash or inspire generosity and hospitality — and good governance? How can we be citizens with a conscience?”

Tom Urbaniak is a writer who not only studies, but acts. He addresses these questions by focusing on the issues, large and small, which are often inter-connected, and on practical possibilities close to home. He does this through essays which manage to be both critical and hopeful. His message is this: We can start somewhere — now!

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781998919017
Item BB0152
PublisherBreton Books
PublisherBreton Books
Published on July 21 2023
Language ENG
Pages 278
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Tom Urbaniak, PhD, teaches political science and community economic development at Cape Breton University, where he is also director of the Tompkins Institute. He has led several non-profit organizations and is the past chair of the National Trust for Canada. His books include Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga and Action, Accommodation, Accountability: Rules of Order for Canadian Organizations. He is often called upon by the media to provide analysis of policy and public affairs.