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Democracy for Busy People

Yale University researcher has articulated a method of minimum citizenship to ensure that busy people are involved in politics without impinging on their time.

A well-functioning democracy demands the active participation of people in political matters, but people are busy with their lives which makes democratic citizenship very demanding, according to Kevin Elliott, political scientist and lecturer in Ethics, Politics and Economics at University of Yale. His book, Democracy for Busy People, suggests an approach whereby citizens are empowered without overwhelming them. He suggests making political institutions more accessible. Time required for active ...

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