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A FREE electronic Commonplace Book, GOVERNINGWorks collects interesting ideas, events and images about law and political life, with particular attention to exploring how ideals of constitutionalism and democratic self-government—especially the American example, e.g., “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”—work in political life.

GOVERNINGWorks provides access to information that increases understanding of and participation in the workings of government—wherever possible through links to information FREE of financial cost and copyright restriction—and an equable perspective on current events and the ideals on which government is based.

GOVERNINGWorks began publishing in April 2009.