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About Participatory Democracy Project

American democracy today is in a state of crisis. Many of our core democratic institutions suffer from declining trust and legitimacy, undermined by pervasive concerns that government institutions are ineffective or unresponsive. Yet we also live in a moment of diverse, creative—and above all, urgent—efforts to revitalize and reinvent democratic institutions, from cities to rural communities, among grassroots organizers, minority communities, workers, technologists, and many other constituencies. The Participatory Democracy Project draws on these efforts to identify new approaches to reinventing our democratic institutions.