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Criticisms of Democracy
Atlantic Monthly - Was Democracy Just a Moment?, Beyond Democracy, Democracy In The Third World--Destructive Egalitar, Ideology.net, Libertocracy: The Tyranny of Democracy, Liberty Haven: Freedom and Democracy, The tragedy of democracy, Why Democracy is Wrong, Why Not Vote?
Direct Democracy
Local Direct Democracy, A Proposal for Direct Democracy, Beyond Plutocracy - True Democracy for America, Calling for an American Constitutional Amendment f, Coalition for National Referendum, Congress of International Direct Democracy, DDemocracy Meeting Place, Defacto Elective Voters Of a True Equal Democracy , Democracy, Democracy and The Personal Representative, Democracy and the personal representative
A More Perfect Union
Challenges to American Democracy are discussed within this website, along with sociological views of government. ThinkQuest semifinalist.
About Democracy
Details how "the essence of Democracy" the way Greeks from antiquity meant it and lived it is the exact opposite of our so-called "democracies" of today.
Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
An organization dedicated to helping progressives participate in launching ballot intiatives and democratic action.
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
One of the four bureaus that comprise the Office of the Under Secretary for Global Affairs. Responsibilities include promoting democracy worldwide, formulating U.S. human rights policies, and coordinating policy in human rights-related labor issues.
Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Devel
"Main Objectives are to promote democratic and free-market values, to publicize the major achievements of Western democratic thought, and to encourage a non-partisan theoretical analysis of the problems of the post-communist transition process in Georgia and the Caucasus region."
Celestial Democracy
Scientologist site on democracy and political philosophy.
Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic D
Johns Hopkins University institute providing research and training for individuals and groups from countries undergoing the process of democratic transition in Central and South Eastern Europe, as well as North Africa. Site provides publications, conference information, and activist resources.
Center for International Policy
Founded in 1975 to promote a U.S. foreign policy that reflects democratic values.
Center for New Community
Works to revitalize community toward democracy, justice, and racial equality. Includes a calendar of events and resources.
Center for the Evolution of Democracy
A non-profit organization dedicated to the task of making new ideas and information available for the purpose of democratizing undemocratic systems, and for improving democratic processes that are still only partially realized.
Center for Voting and Democracy
Provides information to the public about the impact of voting systems on political representation, proportional representation, voter turnout, and the influence of money in elections.
Centre for Democracy and Development
A non-profit, non governmental, institution dedicated to policy-oriented scholarship on questions of democratic development and peace-building in West Africa. Site includes press releases, strategy statement, current projects and publications, and partner organizations.
A non-profit, multi-national research institution on participatory democracy, with focus on the impact of information technologies. Site lists activities, research areas, papers, and events.
A non-partisan organization of volunteer international election observers based in Victoria, British Columbia. Site describes activities in Latin America, lists goals and objectives, and provides application form.
Comparative Democratization Project
A Stanford University project studying emerging democracies. Features a large directory of Internet resources, a collection of syllabi from leading democracy scholars, and seminar papers.
Democracies Online
Promoting the development and sustainability of online civic participation and democracy efforts around the world through experience, outreach, and education.
Democracy Coalition Project
An Open Society Institute initiative supporting civil society coalitions around the world that promote democratic reforms.
Democracy Lab
Vermont-based group which provides services, information and consultation for the purpose of enhancing participatory democracy.
Democracy Watch
An independent, non-profit, non-partisan Canadian citizen advocacy organization seeking to empower Canadians as voters, citizens, taxpayers, and consumers.
Ethic of Citizenship
Introduces the book "Toward an Ethic of Citizenship Creating a Culture of Democracy for the 21st Century".
Foundation for Democracy in Africa
A Washington based non-profit, nonpartisan organization focused on strengthening and enhancing the fundamental principles of democracy, and freedom in Africa.
Free China Movement
Information and statements from the movement, with a discussion forum.
IDEA - International Institute for Democracy and E
Objective is to promote and advance sustainable democracy and to improve and consolidate electoral processes world-wide.
Improving Democracy
Essays on the functioning of different forms of democracy and suggestions for improvement.
Indonesia: The People's Resistance in Indones
The Indonesian Page of People Movement for Justice and Democracy.
Institute for Multiparty Democracy IMD
Supports the process of democratisation in young democracies. Based in The Hague, Guatemala and Maputo (Mozambique).
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
The world organization of parliaments. Site about parliamentary democracy, elections, human rights, participation of women in politics, and about how it all works on the level of national legislative institutions and internationally.
International Institute for Democracy
Policy institute focusing on European and international democracy and human rights. Provides news, event information, and recent publications as well as general information on IID's objectives and activities.
International Republican Institute
Non-partisan Washington, DC-based group which conducts programs outside the United States to promote democracy and strengthen free markets and the rule of law. Site lists activities, volunteer opportunities, links, and historical speeches.
International Resource Center for Democracy (IRCD)
An independent endeavor to make scholarly ideas and information on democracy more accessible, housed at Indiana University. Links to political and activist resources as well as constitutions, elections, human rights, and regionally oriented sites.
International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (IS
A plan to transform the ruthless competition of globalization into global cooperation.
Islamic Iran Participation Front
Promoting democracy in Iran.
A free, non-partisan, local/global, issue-specific, democratic forum system designed to enable humanity to define, proclaim and achieve common goals.
Maximiliano Herrera Human Rights Site
Personal site dedicated to the promotion of the freedom and the democracy around the world. Includes international election calendar, freedom ratings, links to international media and organizations, and a list of countries facing political instability.
National Democratic Institute for International Af
Non-profit organization associated with the Democratic Party of the United States. Site describes current programs and research projects on the development of democracy, as well as a searchable resource exchange for democratic activists and practitioners.
National Endowment for Democracy
A private, nonprofit, grant-making organization created to strengthen democratic institutions around the world. Offers access to research and analysis of democratic development around the world.
Network Democracy
Projects involve the use of Internetworking technologies to facilitate public participation in the processes of state, local and federal governments.
Network for Economic and Political Democracy
Aims to create the conditions for an alternative to New Labour and a new, truly democratic society.
On Plato's Criticism of Democracy
Essay accepting Plato's observations of the weaknesses of democracy, but recognizing that the weaknesses can be minimized.
PSI - Defining Georgian Democracy
Partnership for Social Initiatives' fundamental goal is to help develop and advance democratic institutions and beliefs in Georgia.
Ratifiers for Democracy
A democratic model that harmonizes representative and direct democracy, to ensure that legislation is citizen-mandated, and to be a loophole-free way to clean up the control that money and special interests now have in politics.
Aims to increase the American public's participation in the legislative processes for more democratic representation. Reports current events in Congress and State legislatures and offers communication between Citizens, legislators and interest groups.
The Center for Democracy
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, privately funded, program-creating organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic institutions and free-market societies worldwide.
The Western Democratic Tradition
An explanation and description of the western democratic tradition by a professor of constitutional law.
The World Wide Democracy Network
Aims to link people wishing to contribute to the development of a new paradigm of democracy based on soft-systems thinking and complexity theory.
Time to Reengineer Democracy?
An invitation to a broad discussion to explore a reengineering of democracy for the better of all people on earth.
UNDP Democratization and Governance
United Nations conference on new or restored democracies; documents, statements, links, and related General Assembly resolutions available.
Universal Franchise
Articles, links, bibliographies on the intersections of citizenship, democracy, ethnicity, nationality; advocates that voting be opened to non-citizens. Mainly in French, some content in English and Dutch.
Websters World of Cultural Democracy
A Web center for information and discussion about the world of cultural democracy.
Wikipedia: Democracy
Definition from an open content encyclopedia.
World Citizen Foundation
Nonprofit nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to the design of solutions to international problems based on the fundamental principles of equal human dignity, liberty, democracy and constitutionally protected basic rights of all. Activities, resources, volunteer information, staff, and petitions.
World Movement for Democracy
Nongovernmental effort to strengthen democracy where it is weak, to reform and invigorate democracy even where it is longstanding, and to bolster pro-democracy groups in countries that have not yet entered into a process of democratic transition.