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In his State of the Union address, President Obama was as clear as he could be: “We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families and hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections – and if our existing approach to campaign finance can’t pass muster in the courts, we need to work together to find a real solution.” There is a temptation to dismiss Obama’s...
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Democracy Web is composed of an interactive world map and an online study guide developed by the Albert Shanker Institute and Freedom House for use by teachers, professors, and their upper secondary- and lower college-level students. The study guide and map offer an overview of the basic architecture of democracy, give historical background information, and provide a framework for comparing the...
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Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Find downloadable handouts, activities, discussion guides, and more to use in your community change efforts Learn more ». See...
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Whether you’re running for Congress or Sheriff, now every candidate can have a presidential presence online. Quick set-up. Easy online donations. And it’s FREE. We give every candidate and organization a free website and every citizen the ability to make a difference through quick online actions....
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“If you don’t like the growth of giant corporations, stop giving them your money,” said Jeff Milchen (Reclaim Democracy’s Executive Director at the time) in 1997. While this does not suggest exercising our power as consumers is sufficient by itself to solve the problem of runaway corporate power,...
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'A new social contract for a next generation democracy' is the name of the article published today by several Latinamerican newspapers across the region. It's been signed by former leaders and current Club de Madrid Members Arias, Cardoso, Chinchilla, Fox, Frei, Lacalle, Lagos, Sanguinetti y Zedillo. They specifically address the need to fight against inequalties and recover the citizen's...
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The U.S. Supreme Court on January 21, 2010, scuttled the longstanding American tradition of prohibiting overt corporate spending to influence elections in its Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. On the one-year anniversary of the decision, this report offers an assessment of its impact, including the dramatic increase in outside spending in the 2010 elections and assess the...
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Start your free online petition today and become the voice of democracy! Here at petitions for change not only can you create a free petition any time you want we will also help you to spread that petition with social media! We're in this business to help keep the world free. Freedom of speech is one of the most important rights anyone has, and we believe that everyone in the world should have...
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Majority Decisions: Principles and Practices Edited by Stéphanie Novak (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin) and Jon Elster (Columbia University, College de France) Published by Cambridge University Press (June 2014) Description: This book presents the most complete set of analytical, normative, and historical discussions of majority decision making to date. One chapter critically addresses the...
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DemocracyMap is an initiative to better coordinate local boundary information and offer simple interfaces to discover and understand all the civic entities for a specific location. In the United States it can be very difficult to navigate or discover relevant civic information – particularly information associated with local government jurisdictions. This is true even on the most basic level....
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The Institute for Stabilization and Transition is a 501c3 nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting effective strategies, policies and programs for post-conflict stabilization, democratic transition, various forms of interventions and good governance. IST experts offer policy-makers, practitioners, trainers, business leaders, educators and journalists a store of knowledge,...
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For almost a decade, Freedom House’s annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. Some analysts say this shows that the world has entered a "democratic recession." Others dispute that interpretation, emphasizing democracy’s success in maintaining the huge gains it made during the last quarter of the twentieth century. For more than twenty years, the Journal...
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We Power Democracy. Providing technology, data, and strategy for your campaign and public affairs needs. Aristotle provides the most comprehensive voter data, consumer files, and donor files anywhere - all with 24/7 Web access. Our national voter file contains over 192 million records, each with more than 500 attributes like voting histories, hobbies, demographics and more. Learn More. Rated...
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Finally, when a country reaches income level of more than $10,000, then it is definitely free. By this time, democratic system is established and a civil society is vibrant. There is no way to turn it back to any form of dictatorship. One good example is the United States. Right after "9-11", there was a hush on any voice that is criticizing the government. People were supposed to unite around...
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In the run up to Uganda’s elections this week, a great deal of attention has been focused on the country’s Crime Preventer Program. Here, Rebecca Tapscott argues that Uganda’s Crime Preventer program is not just another manifestation of African electoral violence. It is a day-to-day strategy of governing and controlling one of the most threatening segments of the population—young, unemployed...
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Welcome to globaldemocracy.com where your ideas and your vote can influence the world. This site uses social media to identify popular solutions to world problems. It is a not for profit venture designed for the benefit of all people, and is not linked to any government, organization or corporation. All. Registration is necessary for the One Person One Vote process. We've made it easy and safe....
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Want to rid the world of toxic chemicals? There’s no better place to start than in your own community. But how does an “ordinary” citizen with no political experience get the ball rolling? With our friends at Beyond Pesticides, we’ve created an online tool that lets you see which communities in the U.S. have already banned or restricted the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides. You’ll even...
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​“The Democracy Council founded the Palestinian Transparency & Accountability Project… to promote financial and governance reform. The group’s work was largely credited with revealing a $900 million gap in the PA budget.” -Signed by Members of Congress. The Democracy Council was founded in 1998 on the belief that good governance, economic opportunity, human rights, the rule of law,and the free...
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Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open- enrollment, high performing, 'no excuses' public charter schools operating in Harlem, New York. Welcome to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of open-enrollment, high-performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The mission of Democracy...
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Democracy for Houston is dedicated to educating Houston area Democrats about political issues, candidates, and effective communication techniques. Democracy for Houston was originally part of the Dean For America presidential campaign of 2004. It consists of a small executive steering committee that meets monthly and hundreds of regular members who show up at events. To educate Houston area...
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