For Democracy to Work
What does it take for democracy to work as it should? This is the primary research question that has driven the work of the Kettering Foundation since its founding in 1927. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Kettering has come to understand democracy as giving citizens a measure of power and control through collective decision-making. In its 2020 issue of Connections, the Foundation focuses on the ways people see their own role in self-governance – another name for democracy. The articles explore what citizens can do and are doing to make a difference by joining with other citizens in collective decision-making and action to address the problems they face.