Essay VII: Power to the People! (But What Will They Do With It?)

November 7, 2023

  Democracy and citizenship continue to evolve, spurred by new threats and new opportunities. In order to exert some control over these changes, we need to understand the nature of...

Essay VI: Can Your Data Save Your Life?

November 1, 2023

  Democracy and citizenship continue to evolve, spurred by new threats and new opportunities. In order to exert some control over these changes, we need to understand the nature of...

Fill the Local News Gap with a Civic League Newsletter on Town Government

October 30, 2023

By the Board of the Rye NH Civic League www.ryecivicleague.org During the late 1900s, interest in local civic affairs began to decline as interest in national partisan ideologies rose. This...

ICMA Institute’s Enduring Focus on Equity

October 30, 2023

For the past three years, the International City and County Management Association (ICMA), along with partners — the Kettering Foundation and the National Civic League— has sponsored a convening of...

Incorporating Equity in Public Health & Community Development

October 30, 2023

Two recent projects in the Denver area show how equity can be woven into land use and health activities. Gretchen Armijo, one of the League's Senior Fellows, recently partnered with...

Practitioner Lessons for the Operation of Citizens’ Assemblies

October 30, 2023

In recent years, citizen assemblies have grown in popularity across the world. In the United States, notable organizations like the Democracy Creative, Healthy Democracy, Berggruen Institute, Deliberative Democracy Lab, and...

Essay V: The Internet Knows Where You Are

October 26, 2023

Democracy and citizenship continue to evolve, spurred by new threats and new opportunities. In order to exert some control over these changes, we need to understand the nature of the...

Essay IV: How Citizens Are Trying to Matter in 21st Century Democracy

October 19, 2023

Democracy and citizenship continue to evolve, spurred by new threats and new opportunities. In order to exert some control over these changes, we need to understand the nature of the...

Essay III: The Rise of Subconscious Technologies

October 12, 2023

  Democracy and citizenship continue to evolve, spurred by new threats and new opportunities. In order to exert some control over these changes, we need to understand the nature of...

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