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.


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On Mental Health & Public Responsibility

A summary of this week’s articles, which focus on the issue of mental health in America.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 40

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Treasures Worth Saving: An Interview With Christopher Payne

Payne’s photographs capture a moment in our history when substantial civic resources were committed to providing care for people suffering from mental illness.

By Teresa Sutter | Vol. 40

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How America’s criminal justice system became the country’s mental health system

A reporter explains how and why the criminal justice system has had to compensate for the lack of public resources allocated to providing care for the mentally ill.

By German Lopez | Vol. 40

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