A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of democracy.

Video playlists about Democracy

Freedom rising

11 talks • 2h 41m
From the Arab Spring to the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, a new generation of freedom fighters -- entrepreneurs, journalists, activists -- shares powerful stories of resistance against dictatorships and oppression.

Plug into your power!

8 talks • 1h 41m
There are more ways to be civically engaged besides voting. Tap into your inner activist with these talks about inspiring change in your community.

Exclusive articles about Democracy

Can we upgrade democracy for the Internet era?

“If the Internet is the new printing press, then what is democracy for the Internet era?” asks Argentinian activist Pia Mancini in today’s TED Talk (How to upgrade democracy for...
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TED Books

In Mistrust We Trust

by Ivan Krastev
Can democracy survive without trust? Political commentator Ivan Krastev asks whether we can enjoy the rights of our society without enjoying real political choice.
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