Boston Review

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Boston Review, a bimonthly political and literary magazine founded in 1975, aims to foster public discussion and thus promote a more deliberative democracy by publishing both essays by experts and unbiased investigative reporting, together with select poetry, fiction, and visual art. The Review now hosts 1.5M readers online per annum. This grant will support the Review through two important transitions: shifting its focus from print to web to achieve greater growth in readership and impact; and modernizing its revenue model from traditional print to membership.
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for "Reimagining Democracy" an editorial series on the prospects for a democratic society  
The "Reimagining Democracy" project, a special editorial series at Boston Review that will be available for free on its website, will create a visible space for engaged argument about the prospects for a democratic society after neoliberalism. The animating question of the project is: What might it look like, over the next generation, to have a society of equals — religiously pluralistic and multiracial — whose members are assured the rudiments of a decent life, have meaningful work, cooperate on fair terms, and argue together about a common future? The themes at the heart of "Reimagining Democracy" (such as civic membership or concentrated economic power) are already drawing lots of attention from activists and scholars. But while much of this work makes clear that people know what kind of world they do not want, the series’ goal is to improve the debate about the world they do want and to offer clarity about new directions for achieving it.

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