Episode 20. RESCUING DEMOCRACY: From Ancient Athens to Brexit
Hello! This week we explore how to improve democracy by involving ordinary people in decision-making. Guests David Van Reybrouck, Professor James Fishkin and Sarah Allan tell us how an old idea from ancient Athens---selecting random citizens to deliberate--is making a difference from the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland to reform of the Mongolian constitution. And we find out what we could do in the UK.
Comedian Felicity Ward gives us her ideas. Including free mattresses, colourful houses and panda cafes
A video by David Van Reybrouck explaining sortition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9EMvbBq_U
David's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Against-Elections-David-Van-Reybrouck/dp/1847924220
James's book: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/democracy-when-the-people-are-thinking-9780198820291?cc=gb&lang=en&
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David Van Reybrouck - https://twitter.com/davidvanrey
Professor James Fishkin - https://twitter.com/jfishkin
Sarah Allan - https://twitter.com/SarahAllanUK
Felicity Ward - https://twitter.com/felicityward
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