1 u. 33 min.

Episode 20. RESCUING DEMOCRACY: From Ancient Athens to Brexit Reasons Revisited

    • Politiek

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.
 
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Comedian Felicity Ward gives us her ideas. Including free mattresses, colourful houses and panda cafes
 
 
 
FURTHER READING
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&
 
 
CONTACT US
reasons@cheerfulpodcast.com
https://www.facebook.com/reasonstobecheerfulpodcast
https://twitter.com/cheerfulpodcast
https://www.instagram.com/cheerfulpodcast/
 
MERCH
https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/cheerfulpodcast/
 
CONTACT OUR GUESTS
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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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.
 
AND
 
Comedian Felicity Ward gives us her ideas. Including free mattresses, colourful houses and panda cafes
 
 
 
FURTHER READING
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&
 
 
CONTACT US
reasons@cheerfulpodcast.com
https://www.facebook.com/reasonstobecheerfulpodcast
https://twitter.com/cheerfulpodcast
https://www.instagram.com/cheerfulpodcast/
 
MERCH
https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/cheerfulpodcast/
 
CONTACT OUR GUESTS
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

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 u. 33 min.