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

  • Megan Flick November 18, 2018
    Megan Flick Lets Go Arts  17 November 2018 Ecology of Democracy  Problem: The problem that our group was faced with is homelessness in and around the community. Program: We wanted to create some type of program that would repair the abanded houses around in the area while incorporating the arts. Creating art programs within the abandon houses […]
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  • Logan Smith November 18, 2018
    Logan Smith November 18, 2018 Problem: The problem my group faced was homelessness Process: To begin our process, we will ask for sponsorships from those around the community. With the money we will secure abandoned houses as places for shelter and food along with many other things. We then will begin advertising near bus stops across town […]
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  • Cherish Dean November 18, 2018
    Cherish Dean I was a part of group #3 and we were tasked with solving the problem of homelessness in our community through use of the arts. Our main idea was to create a shelter and incorporate the arts through art therapy and various art programs such as classes where individuals could craft things and […]
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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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