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How to Fix Democracy with Hélène Landemore




Democracy, Technology




Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience. The Bertelsmann Foundation, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and Humanity in Action have teamed up with Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future, for Season Three of How to Fix Democracy: a video and podcast series exploring practical responses to the threats facing democracies around the world. Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent thinkers, writers, politicians, technologists, and business leaders who enlighten and challenge us as we seek the answers to How to Fix Democracy.

Season 3 Episode 14 entitled “Fostering collaboration” features Hélène Landemore, Professor of Political Science at Yale University. In this interview, she talks with host Andrew Keen about a wide range of innovations and influences on democracy. They discuss how to engage citizens, from experiments like citizen assemblies to finding ways to increase more regular participation in politics. The answer, Landemore says, could be technology, if only it were used more creatively to encourage democracy rather than for entertainment. (watch|listen)

This series is made possible with the kind support of the William H. Donner Foundation. Find more episodes here.