Welcome to my blog
"Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty"- Norman Douglas
"Democracy is a combination of ideals and institutions that work to put power in the hands of ordinary people".
Danielle S. Allen
Political philosopher Danielle Allen describes democracy as “a combination of ideals and institutions that work to put power in the hands of ordinary people". She basically suggests that the essence of democracy is the active involvement of all people. And I couldn't agree more, it is after all up to us if we want to make a difference. She also emphasizes the importance of listening to young people in order to address the future of democracy. Young people "see the shape of our world presently" as they learn, grow, and anticipate the ways that they will pursue their future careers and provide for their well-being as well as their family’s. In this blog, I wish to create a space where young students like me can share and take part in an interactive dialogue on civic participation. In this process I wish to share my experiences and other initiatives taken by people who inspire me. In addition to that I hope to make young students consider the importance of youth in making democracy work, not only by sharing my experiences or discussing different initiatives but by using a framework of questions created by Allen and her colleagues to learn, understand and create an exciting dialogue space.
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