David Van Reybrouck: Tegen Verkiezingen

Portrait David Van Reybrouck
David Van Reybrouck [© Lenny Oosterwijk]

The 2016 work that examines why voting is not democratic is a plea for a »birepresentative system« of popular representation with two chambers whose members are elected or drawn by lot. The lottery principle, already practiced in ancient Athens, can, according to Van Reybrouck, make our political system livelier today and counteract »democratic fatigue syndrome«. »A passionate plea for the self-healing of democracy with its very own means« [DIE ZEIT].

Moderation: Vivian Perkovic
Language: English