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

  • Problem: Racism’ December 18, 2018
    Problem: Racism’ We were assigned one of the most prevalent problems in society which is racism. Cultural differences are matters many people fail to acknowledge that lead to racial issues. Process: For this situation, we prefer young volunteers especially from our local universities and colleges with some professors for the events to be successful. The […]
  • Abandoned homes December 17, 2018
    Problem- Abandoned Houses We received $5,000 of federal funding in order to help start our foundation, with this we hope to reduce the number of abandoned houses within communities as well as increase the community morale and involvement. We would also like to partner with other organizations to further progress and have a larger effect […]
  • I love the talent show idea December 17, 2018
    I love the talent show idea and how so many different forms of arts make their way into your plan. My one concern is however- how are you going to get people who are racist/ignorant to attend? It's pretty obvious that they are closed minded so why would they want to come learn about other […]

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 […]