Analysts who study governance around the world have been warning for years that democracy is in decline, both in quality and quantity. Fewer countries can legitimately claim to be democracies. Among those that can, many are less democratic than they were just a few years ago.
This week on Global Reboot, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal, discusses the issue with Hélène Landemore, a political scientist at Yale University. Landemore has written widely about the crisis plaguing representative democracy, including in the pages of Foreign Policy. She argues for a more direct form of governance in which average citizens are involved in the decision-making at all levels.