Democracy In Practice Presents at Frontiers

One of our co-founders, Adam Cronkright, had the opportunity to present 7 lessons we’ve learned about lotteries through our work in schools at the Frontiers of Democracy Conference last month in Boston (USA). His talk also gave an overview of the work being done with Citizens Juries, Citizens Assemblies, and Deliberative Polls around the world, and challenged the audience to think of other contexts beyond schools where lotteries should be used…

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…

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