Politics Minus Politicians

July 27, 2021  • Aspen Ideas to Go

Imagine a new kind of democracy — one that puts governance back in the hands of the people. This is the idea behind political theorist Hélène Landemore‘s book “Open Democracy.” Contemporary representative democracies, like in the United States, are broken, she says, so why not reinvent popular rule? In a conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, she describes a new paradigm of democracy where a randomly selected assembly of citizens could define an agenda for the polity and make laws. There’s much more to it. Learn more from Landemore who’s a professor of political science at Yale.

This conversation was part of Aspen Ideas: Festival, held on June 29, 2021. View other sessions from the Festival.

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