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The Constitutional Turn: Liberty and the Cooperative State

The English-speaking left has long tended to neglect questions of constitutional design. That should change. read more
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Taking climate action to the next level

Real climate leadership means taking on the root causes of climate change and other societal ills to change the system before we breach critical thresholds in temperature rises. read more
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Elements of the democratic economy

An entry point for all those looking to understand the various building blocks of the democratic economy currently being constructed from the ground up in communities across our nation and around the world. read more
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Public Pharmaceuticals As An Antidote to Big Pharma’s Market Failure

Drug-resistant “superbugs” are predicted to kill more people per year than cancer by 2050. read more

Community Control of Land and Housing

Exploring strategies for combating displacement, expanding ownership, and building community wealth. read more

The Crisis Next Time: Planning for Public Ownership as an Alternative to Corporate Bank Bailouts

When the next financial crisis hits, we need to be ready for more than another round of no-strings-attached bailouts and weak regulations that corporate finance can roll back a few years later. It’s time to put permanent public ownership on the table as a policy option for how we rescue banks that are still too big to fail. read more
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Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth

Our time demands we meet the challenges inherent in an era of deepening despair and accelerating crises—political, ecological, and economic—that is also potentially the prehistory of transformative and fundamental systemic change. read more
The Next System Podcast

The Next System Podcast

The Next System Podcast, hosted by Adam Simpson, features guests discussing movements, models, and pathways toward a new system. read more
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New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals

Truly addressing the problems of the twenty-first century requires going beyond business as usual – it requires “changing the system.” But what does this mean? And what would it entail? read more

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There is an alternative to neoliberalism

The Democracy Collaborative is excited to have partnered with openDemocracy  and Commonwealth Publishing to produ read more
The Constitutional Turn

The Constitutional Turn: Liberty and the Cooperative State

The English-speaking left has long tended to neglect questions of constitutional design. That should change. read more

Episode 23: Community Control of Land and Housing

The Democracy Collaborative’s Senior Research Fellow, Jarrid Green, joins the Next System Podcast to discuss his new report on community control of land and housing, which includes a discussion of actionable policies that cities can take to push back against gentrification and build community wealth. read more
Democratic energy utility

Democratic Energy Utility

Democratic energy utilities are nonprofits run by the public or community members in a way that enables their engagement in decision-making and distributes ownership. read more
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The Systemic Roadblocks to Climate Action

As the ecological rift widens, we must recognize the three interconnected imperatives of the current system that both push us toward climate catastrophe and prevent meaningful action—the unrelenting pressure for economic growth, the outsized power of corporations, and the United States’ extractive approach to resource use. read more
Green Bank

Green Bank

A green bank can help communities transition away from fossil fuels and build resilience against climate change. read more