Against Elections (Lead Title)

Against Elections (Lead Title) (Other)

By David Van Reybrouck 
Publisher: penguin books india
Edition: Other
Language: English
ISBN: 1847924220
EAN: 9781847924223
No. of Pages: 176
Publish Date: 2016-07-21
Binding: Other
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About the Book

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?

About the Author

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 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.

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Title: Against Elections (Lead Title)
Publisher: penguin books india
Author: David Van Reybrouck
Edition: Other
Language: English
ISBN: 1847924220
EAN: 9781847924223
No. of Pages: 176
Publish Date: 2016-07-21
Binding: Other

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