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Against Elections

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Democracy is in bad health. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis and an ancient remedy.Fear-mongering populists, distrust in t... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Democracy is in bad health. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis and an ancient remedy.Fear-mongering populists, distrust in the establishment, personality contests instead of reasoned debate: these are the results of the latest elections.In fact, as this ingenious book shows, the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them.Yet for most of its 3000-year history, democracy did not involve elections at all: members of the public were appointed to positions in government through a combination of volunteering and lottery.Based on studies and trials from around the globe, this hugely influential manifesto presents the practical case for a true democracy one that actually works.Urgent, heretical and completely convincing, Against Elections leaves only one question to be answered: what are we waiting for?

Vorwort
An ingenious, heretical and timely argument to save democracy from elections

Autorentext
David Van Reybrouck is considered 'one of the leading intellectuals in Europe' (Der Tagesspiegel) and is a pioneering advocate of participatory democracy. He founded the G1000 Citizens' Summit, and his work has led to trials in participatory democracy throughout Belgium and The Netherlands. He is also one of the most highly regarded literary and political writers of his generation, whose most recent book, Congo: The Epic History of a People, won 19 prizes, sold 500,000 copies and has been translated into a dozen languages. It was described as a 'masterpiece' by the Independent and 'magnificent' by The New York Times.

Klappentext

Democracy is in bad health. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis - and an ancient remedy.

Fear-mongering populists, distrust in the establishment, personality contests instead of reasoned debate: these are the results of the latest elections.

In fact, as this ingenious book shows, the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them.

Yet for most of its 3000-year history, democracy did not involve elections at all: members of the public were appointed to positions in government through a combination of volunteering and lottery.

Based on studies and trials from around the globe, this hugely influential manifesto presents the practical case for a true democracy - one that actually works.

Urgent, heretical and completely convincing, Against Elections leaves only one question to be answered: what are we waiting for?



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    Titel: Against Elections
    Untertitel: The Case for Democracy
    Autor:
    EAN: 9781473546998
    ISBN: 978-1-4735-4699-8
    Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
    Format: E-Book (epub)
    Herausgeber: Vintage Digital
    Genre: Sonstiges
    Anzahl Seiten: 208
    Veröffentlichung: 07.07.2016
    Jahr: 2016
    Untertitel: Englisch
    Dateigrösse: 4.3 MB