Curating the Democracy Special Collection

Candid's special collection on American democracy aims to put a spotlight on the social sector's particular perspective on this topic. The collection includes works from think tanks, organizations working on the ground, and foundations.

This collection is a work in progress. Our goal is to provide end users with a balanced mix of perspectives on American democracy from across the political spectrum. If you know of works that should be considered for inclusion, please use our quick and easy "Suggest a report" form -- accessible from the Explore menu on the collection homepage.

Here is the criteria we apply to each suggestion when considering a work for inclusion in this collection (please see our collection policy for complete details):

Work must be published by a social sector organization, foundation, or academic research center.

Work must be free and accessible to the public.

Work must be data-driven, whether it is qualitative or quantitative. Opinion pieces, press releases, blog posts, brochures, etc., are not accepted.

Work must include complete citations and references.

We require that a copy of the resource be uploaded to IssueLab’s system if it is published in a downloadable file format. A link to the resource on an external site can also be attached to the resource. This allows us to link users directly to the supplier’s preferred site while still maintaining a backup copy on IssueLab’s servers in case the link provided stops working.

Sharing the work through Candid’s system must not violate copyright.