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

  • I totally agree with your March 26, 2017
    I totally agree with your statement about citizens being involved with their community. Many people believe that they have nothing to offer, also they might have other excuses as to why they cannot contribute. However, everyone contributes daily with what they do as a living. It is our responsibility to help our community and society to […]
  • I agree with you on if they March 26, 2017
    I agree with you on if they are not well informed, they might not have the capabilities to help. However, many people are well informed and just decide not contribute because it takes time out of their day. Also, I agree with Welaswad on the fact that politicians are to be blamed or people who […]
  • Chapter 6/ Involvement March 26, 2017
    Involvement is a major factor in contributing within society. Without involving with your community, how will you begin to understand what happens within your community. However, many people find it hard to get involved. They think it will be too much work, that they have nothing to offer, they might have problems with someone helping […]

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 […]