Empowering Democracy

The democratisation discourse is stuck. Both the far-right and neoliberals have adopted it. Democratising something without making the underlying power analysis is useless. In fact, we can increase the possibilities for citizens to participate, but as long as those citizens are still stuck in an economic system that exploits them, they will never truly be able to shape their own lives. So as long as we don’t offer a perspective on economic democracy, all other democratisation efforts are doomed to fail. In this project, we look at new ways to improve democracy.