Rousseau’s Mistake

A recent article by Hélène Landemore: Rousseau’s Mistake: Representation and the Myth of Direct Democracy Abstract: For Rousseau, democracy was direct or it wasn’t. As he famously put it, “the moment a people allows itself to be represented, it is no longer free: it no longer exists. The day you elect representatives is the day […]

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