In 2019, the Bertelsmann Foundation
and Humanity in Action teamed up with Andrew Keen
, author of How to Fix the Future, to launch this video and podcast series exploring practical responses to the threats facing democracies around the world.
Since then, this series has explored why democracy is not delivering in Europe and North America and how it can be reinvigorated. These interviews bring our audience face to face with the origins, controversies, triumphs, and failures of democracy in the 21st century. Our goal is to analyze what is wrong with democracy and spark conversations about how to fix it.
Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience.
In 2022, the How to Fix Democracy program grew to include a new venture: a book! As Irene Braam, the Executive Director of Bertelsmann Foundation, and Judith Goldstein, the Founder & Executive Director at Humanity in Action, say, “it is our hope that this book fuels discussions that will resonate with those who hold power today and those who will hold power in the future.”
How to Fix Democracy: The Book is now publicly available here.
The How to Fix Democracy series is produced by the Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action, formerly in collaboration with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The series is made possible with kind support from the William H. Donner Foundation.