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

  • Couldn't agree more. Specilly December 22, 2016
    Couldn't agree more. Specilly the about the Internet how made it easy to everyone which is true nobody has to excuse this day not to be involved and active.
  • yes and I totally agree well December 22, 2016
    yes and I totally agree well said, also I like the way you express your thoughts 
  • I believe that some people December 22, 2016
    I believe that some people don’t want to get involved politicly because they don't believe in the same cause or they think their action won’t make an impact. If you don't have enough people sharing the same value and so enthusiastic about making the change and believing that you won’t make progress that we need.As I mentioned […]

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 […]