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SSIR Winter 2020 Supplement: Realizing Democracy

The supplement and series seeks to reimagine the relationship among civil society, government, and the economy, asking what it would take to realize the full promise of democracy in the United States. The authors offer some ways of understanding the root causes of our problems: For example, are we solving problems of information or problems of power? What kinds of polarization do we actually need to worry about? They identify key points in the system where we can exercise outsized leverage, and they each identify a core component of realizing a multi-racial democratic “we”: building up certain types of civic organization and countervailing power. 

Below is a list of the articles and authors with links to each of the pieces:


Civil Society




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