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Single Idea 20094

[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / c. Direct democracy]

Full Idea

Even with the best of intentions, those who govern the people without involving them, govern them only in a limited sense.

Gist of Idea

You don't really govern people if you don't involve them


David van Reybrouck (Against Elections [2013], 4 intro)

Book Reference

Reybrouck,David van: 'Against Elections', ed/tr. Waters,Liz [Bodley Head 2016], p.106

A Reaction

But if they are highly involved, who is governing who? Do we want the people to become happier about being governed, or do we want them more involved in doing the governing?