Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen's Guide To Reinventing Politics
Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen's Guide to Reinventing Politics
"If you want things organized, you might have to read some quite tricky books about democracy [such as this one]."
- RUSSELL BRAND, reading excerpts of Rebooting Democracy on his show The Trews
Unless you are a banker, by now you must have realized that politicians don't serve your interests. Our democracies are failing us and, from Occupy Wall Street to the riots in São Paulo, millions have taken to the streets to voice their frustration. But is there anything we can do about it?
Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen's Guide to Reinventing Politics takes readers on a global journey in search of solutions. From Vancouver to Saint Petersburg, from France to Australia, we discover that there are sensible ways to reform our democracies. As we travel the globe and zoom in on these real-world democratic breakthroughs, we also pick up insights from the social sciences--from key ideas in political science, sociology and economics to the latest research in social and cognitive psychology--that clarify why elected politicians will always fail to represent us.
In a concise and engaging way, this book shows why the problems we are facing arise from...