” Rather than dwell in despair over democracy’s decline or accept decline as a new normal, democratic countries and their civil societies need to move to a proactive position, to accept there are complex challenges democracies will always face and agree to work together to resolve them, and reimagine democracy”– writes Secretary General Thomas E. Garrett in his article for the CIVICUS Alliance’s series on reimagining democracy.

The article discusses the ongoing need for democracy adjustment, priorities for democratic governments to return to the democratic  spirit, and the CoD’s role in coordinating concerted effort to advance democratic freedoms worldwide.