In an open seminar series at the University of Gävle, began in the autumn of 2017, participants discussed what is needed to maintain and strengthen democracy.
People who vote “incorrectly”
Democracy faces problems all over the world. Many people aim to establish democracy but, at the same time, democracy is losing its legitimacy in such places where the struggle to establish democracy was hard. Moreover, in country after country, people are said to vote “incorrectly,” for the “wrong” candidate or cause.
Many believed that digitalisation would revitalise democracy, but instead it seems to undermine it. The strength and weakness of democracy is that it is slow. At the same time, the issues society faces today, like climate change, call for urgent action.
Governance by an élite?