Our dreams no longer fit in the ballot box
In Praise of Participatory Democracy
Paul Ariès, René Balme
Foreword by René Balme As the average age of voters is 53, and right-wing extremist parties are on the rise, it is time to point the finger at the democratic crisis and to question what is and should be democracy. Calling into question everything that distances citizens from politics, while recalling the need for representation, Paul Ariès defends the unsurpassable nature of participatory democracy. It identifies and analyzes all the attempts in this direction, showing us that the great challenge of our time is to allow everyone to take part, to bring their part and to receive their part. It encourages people to draw inspiration from the democratic forms already in place in certain cities and to invent new ones, in order to make politics from everyday life, to restore orality to its fundamental dimension, to encourage everyone to 'commitment. Through these observations and reflections, these are the conditions for a re-enchantment of politics that Paul Ariès proposes.
192 pages | ISBN: 9782315004867