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

  • Violence and Bullying in the School System April 16, 2018
      According to the world health organization (WHO) violence is defined as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation”. Bullying is also […]
  • Hi! I like your ideas about April 13, 2018
    Hi! I like your ideas about having the homeless perform in a play to raise awareness about the homeless. Any idea what kind of play would best accomplish this goal? Also, would you provide places for your actors to shower and clean and get into costume before the play? Do you think your homeless actors […]
  • Federal Theatre Project April 11, 2018
    Our group was focusing on gang violence. Homelessness, blight and domestic abuse are all part of the colective problem that we were all given to help solve. We tried to use theatre as a way to raise money and awareness, in order to help erradicate the problem. At the end, we all came together and […]

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 […]