Watch as we explore the power relationships between civil society, the public sector, and market forces in American democracy, and ask how civil society groups should organize people to change the rules and conditions by which elites currently prosper.
In our second, inspiring, collaborative discussion we discuss tying policies to programmatic decision making and stakeholder participation; democratizing and expanding community control of public goods, and creating more responsive, accountable governments.
On September 12 at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, Community Change, the Center on Democracy and Organizing, Demos, the Open Society Foundations, and the Ford Foundation launched a new learning series called Realizing Democracy.
In December the Ford Foundation hosted veteran journalist and author Nicholas Lemann. In his latest book, “Transaction Man”, Lemann offers his take on the ideal of the American Dream – and why, for so many, it’s dying. Power, he says, has shifted away from government and corporations towards the financial sector.
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