Shaasan, like CEI, is guided by key values and principles that lead and undergird every work it conducts.

Systems Thinking

Civic disengagement is a first-principle problem. This means that other critical systems like inclusive healthcare, equal right to education, or mountainous climate change don’t get resolved until we fix civic engagement first.

Systems thinking allows us to disentangle the complex, wicked problems of civic disengagement, disinformation, and governmental opacity. This also means that a systems-level understanding of civic engagement and its constituent parts will galvanize the power to amplify action on multiple public systems that are in dire need of transformation.

Our Core Principles