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Episode 874

Democracy No!

Nov 14 2015

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Roslyn Fuller

Democracies without democracy: How the people lost political power.

Author Roslyn Fuller examines the large gap between modern governments and democracy - from the cynical election mathematics that turn voters (and nonvoters) into commodities, to the Darwinian systems of wealth, power and access that propel nations from crisis to crisis - and explains how the key to restoring power to the people might lie in the surprising, random, continous democracy of ancient Athens.

Roslyn is author of Beasts and Gods: How democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose from Zed Books.

 

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