Everyday life is filled with opportunities for citizens to make a difference

The Ecology of Democracy offers insights into where these opportunities might be found and why the work citizens do is so important. The book examines how the work of democracy can be done in ways that put more control in the hands of citizens and help restore the legitimacy of our institutions.

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Measuring Democracy in America

As political pundits have begun to size up 2014, some continue to engage in anguished public handwringing over the health…

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Letter: the Ecology of Democracy

If you care about the health of our country but fear the political system is dysfunctional and mired in hyperpolarization,…

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RSS Ecology of Democracy – Classroom Conversations

  • Group 2: Battered Men and Women November 15, 2018
    Paige Hajek UNV: Let's Go Arts Professor Jones In Group 2 we were given the challenge of helping battered men and women. We were given originally $10,000 to start our campaign but that slowly deuterated to $5,000. Our first idea we decided to build a theatre and advertise to men and women around the community to come out and help. Any and all proceeds […]
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  • Lina Abutalib, UNV100.24 Lets Go Arts, November 13th 2018 November 14, 2018
    Lina Abutalib UNV100.24: Lets Go Arts 13, November 2018 Ecology of democracy   Problem: Each group was assigned a community problem and had to come up with an art related program to address and minimize the problem. My group had to tackle on the problem of homelessness in Flint. To start off, each group had a […]
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RSS Ecology of Democracy – Community Conversations

  • Ability to learn October 29, 2015
    In order for the community to learn about why they are not progresive and not seeing any change in the community, stems from non involvement in the communities problems, if we want any change you have to change your views and look at your community as a part of the, problem, solution. Involvement is very […]
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