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Welcome to Democracy Handbook

Democracy Handbook is a simple, multilingual handbook for all who are interested in developing, maintaining, and spreading democracy. The chapters are short and straightforward, and cover just the basics.

Democracy Handbook is a combination of expert and usergenerated knowledge. All pages marked with the Democracy Handbook logo have been fact checked by a group of experts and are protected. Feel free to join the development of Democracy Handbook with translations, comments, and/or new pages. Just keep in mind that this site should be easy to understand for everybody.

If you wish to join the translation, the easiest way to do so is to open two windows at a time: one with the original text, one with the translation. All chapters are prepared for four languages: Danish (original text), English, German and French. Just click the languages at the bottom of the pages.

As soon as we have accomplished Democracy Handbook in those four languages, the site will be opened up for translation into Spanish, Arabic, Chineese and a number of other languages. This should be a truly global Democracy Handbook.

Since Democracy Handbook was written and developed in Denmark, many chapters have Danish examples. This is not because Danish democracy is in any way better or further developed than other democracies, it is just that a project like this has to begin somewhere. Please add corresponding examples from your own country if you think important points are missing.

By joining the translation of Democracy Handbook or by participating in any other way, you allow the Democracy Handbook Project to use whatever is writen on www.democracy-handbook.org for non-profit publication in any other form or place.

Here you can see who is behind the content of Democracy Handbook.