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

  • Citizens Involved in decision making August 2, 2016
    I  think that citizen need to be weel informed before participating in the decision making process. Sometimes when they are not informed and  have no acess to information, citizen will not be aware of what is happening around them. In our local text( Fiji), practices of democracy need to be implemented by the leader, and […]
  • I agree with this and connect June 22, 2016
    I agree with this and connect to it very well. I believe being able to deliberate in an effective manner and utilitze vocabular and standard English Dialect is a necessary tool in 21st century. The ability to voice opinions and strengthen the backing of those opinions with support of others relies on a persons ability […]
  • the citizin should have vice June 21, 2016
    the citizin should have vice in Democracy  that will help the giverment to improve and avoid the giverment do poor decisions and that make the citizen feel he is part of this country and what he is doing is effectin the   country. Also the giverment will improve because the citizin support it in thier Selection and what the citizin […]

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 […]