14. Democracy

Democracy is widely perceived to be failing, or to be inadequate in the face of global threats. What options are there for improving democracy?

Resources providing an overall introduction to democracy:

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14.1 Failure modes of democracy

“Revenge of Power: How Autocrats are Reinventing Politics in the 21st Century” by Moisés Naím

14.2 Alternatives to democracy

14.2.1 Dictatorship

“Authoritarian breakdown: how dictators fall” by Dr. Natasha Ezrow, TEDxUniversityofEssex

14.2.2 Technocracy and democracy

14.3 Vital features of democracy

14.3.1 The separation of powers

“What is the Separation of Powers” by Civics Academy SA

14.3.2 Trusted vigilance

14.3.3 Deliberative democracy

“Citizens, Assemble! Deliberative Democracy in 3 Minutes” by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
“How to restore trust in politics” by The Economist
“Democracy When the People Are Thinking” by James Fishkin

14.4 Toward superdemocracy

14.6.1 Enhancing democracy with AI

“How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it)” – Jamie Bartlett at London Futurists

14.6.2 The role of career politicians

14.6.3 Beyond party politics

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