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 thought your group did good December 14, 2017
    I thought your group did good, and I agree with you completly about how it is getting worse, and I agree with the fact that some kids might be too scared because they will not know what will happen to them if they come forward.
  • i agree with the fact that December 14, 2017
    i agree with the fact that racism is hard to stop, and I like the idea of a film to try and bring awareness to the situation, it is important that we get everyone we can to help get involved, but sometimes it is challenging becuase people don't take it seriously unless they are directly […]
  • Ecology of Democracy Project-Zack Breznau December 14, 2017
    For our group project, we had the subject of racism in high school and how it affects the people involved and the community by the school. I, personally went to flushing high school, and in my case, we never really had an issue with this, but that is not the case for everyone, which I […]

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 […]