Tag: Democracy

Democracy and Local Innovation

April 28, 2024

One of our founders, Chief Justice Louis Brandeis, called states “laboratories of democracy.” While much is happening at the state level to either advance or restrain democracy, cities in many...

News Media Restructuring: New Inequities and Democracy’s Impact

March 29, 2024

Are there upsides to the reshaping of American news media? My normally-rose-colored glasses  brightened at the benefits listed in a recent NY Times article: a wider variety of quality news...

The Urban Libraries Council’s Declaration of Democracy

December 29, 2022

At the Urban Libraries Council’s 2022 Annual Forum: Creating a Place for Democracy in Washington, DC this November, ULC unveiled the Declaration of Democracy. This Declaration is a commitment from...

Advancing Democracy: Ranked-Choice Voting

December 29, 2022

One of many ways to improve democratic practices is ranked-choice voting, principally because it’s more thorough in capturing voter preferences. Alaska is probably the best laboratory for testing ranked-choice voting,...

Podcast Network Explores the Future of Democracy

November 28, 2022

Are you worried about democracy in America? If you read National Civic League’s newsletter then you are likely to be interested and engaged in public affairs. Democracy is in danger...

Reinventing American Democracy

June 26, 2020

In June, an honorary society with roots that go back to the Revolutionary War era, unveiled an agenda of dramatic political reforms and civic innovations for the 21st Century. Last...

Professionalism and Democratic Innovation in America

January 29, 2019

Albert W. Dzur, a political science professor at Bowling Green State University and a regular contributor to the National Civic Review, has been researching the relationship between professionals, civic engagement...

Realizing a More Inclusive Electorate: Identity, Knowledge, Mobilization

October 24, 2018

Donors and philanthropists should support organizations that carry out year-round civic engagement, leadership development, and capacity building in communities and within demographic groups that partisan campaigns often pass over, a...

“Democracy, Voting & Civic Duty: Motivating Quotations on Individual and Collective Responsibility.”

October 23, 2018

Do you need a dose of inspiration about the importance of civic engagement and democracy? If so, check out the e-book, “Democracy, Voting & Civic Duty: Motivating Quotations on Individual...

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