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How to Fix Our Democracy

52 minutes

Democracy is in crisis. How do we fix it? Professor Hélène Landemore comes to the front of the class to give a lesson on various forms of democracy and how she believes we should be including more people in the governing process.

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Show Guest
Hélène Landemore is an associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University, she is the author of Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many and the upcoming Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century. Her research and teaching interests include democratic theory, theories of justice, constitutional processes and theories, and workplace democracy. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, the Boston Review, Slate and more.

“The right to vote is essential and important but I think the right to have access to power which is located in the sphere where deliberation is performed, agendas are set, where decisions are actually made is perhaps even more central than the right to elect people to get there.”
Hélène Landemore

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