Democracy Matters

SSW Recommended Resources for understanding Democracy

Understanding Democracy: A Primer

Civics Academy. (2015). What are the key features of a democracy? 

Democracy - A Short Introduction- Ed-TED 

Understanding Democracy: A Hip Pocket Guide Common Good 

Organizations that Support Democratic Civic Engagement

National Conference on Citizenship (2011).“Civic Health and Unemployment.” WashingtonD.C.: 

Johnson, D. (2018). Democracy depends on promoting the common good: In a democracy, it is everyone or no one. 

National Conference on Citizenship(2012).“Civic Health and Unemployment: The Case Builds.” Washington D.C. 

Liu,Eric and Hanauer, Nick(2011).The Gardens of Democracy. Seattle, WA:Sasquatch Books.‐Gardens‐Democracy‐Citizenship‐Government/dp/1570618232 

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. (2019).Global study highlights role of democracy in improving adult health 

Pew Research Center. (2018) The Public, the Political System and American Democracy. 

Tools for Enacting Democracy

Everyday Democracy Ground Rules for "Virtual" Meetings and Conversations March 19, 2020 

Palmer, P.J. (2011). Healing the Heart of Democracy Prelude: The Politics of the Brokenhearted