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Campfire Voice - 31 Oct 2019


"I'm here to hopefully help this become a movement that can eventually transform democracy"

At Campout 2019 in Frome, UK, author and philospoher Brett Hennig convened Campfire's first peoples' assembly and presented the idea of how citizens assemblies and the sortition selection process provide a model for an ideal democracy.

In this video, Brett explains how it all works (thanks Grant Wakefield for filming / interview)

As Brett outlines in his 'must-read' book 'The End of Politicians' :

"Our politics is broken, but it can be fixed.

A real democracy is not only possible — it is an urgent necessity.

Provocative, succinct and inspiring, The End of Politicians combines insights from the history of democracy with a critical understanding of the information revolution to explain how we can fix democracy by eliminating politicians and replacing them with a representative network of everyday citizens.

A wealth of recent evidence has shown that groups of randomly selected, ordinary people can and do make balanced, informed and trusted decisions. These citizens' assemblies are legitimate, accountable, competent and, above all, convincing demonstrations that we can govern ourselves.

The future of democracy has arrived. It is time for the end of politicians."


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