Who We Are

The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement is dedicated to understanding communication processes and media technologies that facilitate positive citizen involvement in politics and social life. CCCE is located in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science. Students and faculty at the center work together on original research, new educational programs, policy recommendations, and web-based citizen resources. Take a look at some of our projects.

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Rethinking Prosperity: Communication for Sustainable Societies

The current global economic model threatens basic human needs, social equity, and the life support systems of the planet. Critics of these models often promote sustainability solutions that focus on greening existing economies. These strategies are winning some battles, yet ultimately losing the fight to create economic and social prosperity within planetary boundaries. The challenge for policy makers and citizens, alike, is to rethink our approach to the economy to yield a more enduring prosperity.

Rethinking Prosperity is a civic engagement project to identify and communicate economic models that work for more people, within planetary boundaries.

Read more at RethinkingProsperity.org