Civic domain: Description

Democratic and engaged governance

In a democratic community, people participate in decision-making and local government processes are transparent and accountable. People have confidence that government will make good decisions and run for elected positions. Because they are engaged they feel empowered, that they have personal political efficacy and that they are in control of their destinies. People feel that they have equality before the law and fair and equal access to the justice system. Media ownership is shared, government is accountable and events are reported accurately.