A New Way to Govern: Politics Minus Politicians

 

The problem I’m trying to solve is the crisis of representation we find ourselves in.

Hélène Landemore Political science professor at Yale University
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A New Way to Govern: Politics Minus Politicians

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We continue to navigate the world and its challenging circumstances using a form of democracy relatively unchanged since the end of the 18th century. Well into the 21st, how can we modernize the way we govern ourselves? Might we put more trust in those that are governed to do the governing, and attempt to transform our democracy into something that is more representative? Yale political scientist Hélène Landemore has a proposal for us to consider regarding open democracy. In short, it puts governance back in the hands of “we the people” to make inclusive and constructive change.

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