Happy Holidays!

2017 has been an exciting year for us at Democracy In Practice. We’ve continued our experimentation and innovation, our sharing and learning, all with the aim of making leadership and civic education more inclusive, engaging, and educational. At the same time, our work has generated more and more interest, inspiring educators around the world to think critically and creatively about student government and how we develop tomorrow’s leaders…

DIP on “Real Democracy Now!”

Listen to the latest episode of the awesome new podcast, Real Democracy Now! by Nivek Thompson, in which Democracy In Practice‘s Adam Cronkright talks about the use of mini-publics in our school projects…

World Forum for Democracy: DIP in Strasbourg

For the first time, Democracy In Practice was invited by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament to participate in the World Forum for Democracy, from November 7-9, in Strasbourg, France. The Forum provides a platform for activists, academics, and political decision-makers to come together and dialogue about solutions to the key challenges facing democracy. This year’s Forum brought together over 130 speakers and 2000 participants from over 100 countries around the world, and had a particular focus that aligned well with our work: the relationship between education and democracy.

Our Newest Project – R. V. High School

What if democracy could be done differently? What if it could be done better?
These are the questions we have been posing to students while helping them use their own student governments as an opportunity to experiment with and develop innovative ways of practicing democracy…

Researching Student Government Lotteries

A recent award of funding from the newDemocracy Foundation (nDF) will enable Democracy In Practice to conduct innovative empirical research into the way that communities experience change to their systems of government. The research project will use Democracy In Practice’s student government-based projects as case studies to explore the shift from elected governments to those that are randomly selected and rotated…

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