Explore More: Imagining the Future of American Democracy
Use these resources as a starting point for exploring big questions like:
What is “self-government”? Why is it important in a free society?
What is the “will of the people”? How should public opinion shape the size, scope, and aims of our government at the local, state, and national level?
Which of our democratic processes are working well? Which aren’t? What are some proposals to improve or transform these processes?
Ideas at Work: “America in One Room” and the Future of Democracy
In January 2020, we hosted Professors Larry Diamond and James Fishkin of Stanford University for an exclusive conversation about their ground-breaking “America in One Room” experiment. Watch or listen to the interview to hear about their findings and why they believe “deliberative democracy” is the way forward.
More From Our Guests
“This Experiment Has Some Great News for Our Democracy” – The New York Times
Democracy When the People are Thinking by James S. Fishkin
Across Political Divides: How Americans Talk About Politics and How We Can Do Better – Cato UnBound, November 2019 Issue
“Debate: Does Democracy Work?“- Bryan Caplan, EconLog