Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Good

On Politics & Neighborliness

A summary of this week’s articles, on the challenge and promise of neighborliness in American life.

By Philip Lorish & Sam Speers | Vol. 71

The Just

On Algorithms and Criminal Justice

A summary of this week’s articles, on the use of algorithms in the criminal justice system.

By Sam Speers | Vol. 66

The Just

On Race, Respectability, and Hope

A summary of this week’s articles, which highlight thoughtful contributions to the national conversation on racial inequity.

By Sam Speers | Vol. 18

The Just

No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

A recent study of five diverse congregations highlights the role of ordinary church practices in the work of faithfully forging a common life.

By Sam Speers & Kristopher Norris | Vol. 9

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