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Democracy Primer

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About this Guide

This democracy primer represents a wide collection of resources that provides an opportunity for members of the E&H community to explore and consider the way scholars, activists, and political analysts approach the question of democracy. You can use this guide as a starting point to engage with questions of definitions, how democracy functions, its relationship with society, the role of citizens, how countries become democratic, and how democracy breaks down. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to suggest additional resources. 

-Dr. Krystin Krause & Dr. Sarah Fisher, E&H Political Science Department

What is Democracy?