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 Three Episode Two, “Active, equal, and collective,” features Richard Bellamy. He is Professor of Political Science at University College London and the author of “Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction”. For him, being a citizen today is being an “active and equal participant in sustaining cooperative and collective goods in your community.” However, the current idea of citizenship contains paradoxes, faces challenges, and is in constant flux. Bellamy and host Andrew Keen explore the whole picture of citizenship as it has been and as it is today.(watch|listen)
This series is made possible with the kind support of the William H. Donner Foundation.
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