Teardown : how to rebuild democracy from the ground up
—Meslin, Dave, author.
Book
2019
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"Something is wrong with democracy. We can all see it's not working. From the recent American election to Brexit, around the word and close to home, the headlines are full of examples of governments misleading their people, parties misleading their delegates, and policy drifting further and further away from what polls keep showing people want. We always vote for change, and yet we always end up with the same old lies. If this just the way democracy works, we should just give up. If the game is rigged, why play it? But as Dave Meslin's career has shown, we can un-rig it. We can get rid of the corrupting influence of money on policy. We can get rid of governments that ignore their constituents. We can take away the blank cheques we write to our leaders each election. But a huge part of that is overcoming our own apathy. And that comes from knowing how to get things done. It's hard to change the world if you can't change a municipal by-law. Unrigged will show readers how to do both. And it will show us that these two challenges are not fundamentally different. Once we know that we can do it, and we know how to do it, we can get democracy working for us rather than against us. From throwing back the curtain of secrecy surrounding City Hall to the ongoing campaign for electoral reform, Dave Meslin has been both out on the street in marches and in the back rooms drawing up policy. With Teardown he shows us how it's done."-- Provided by publisher.

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Subjects:
Democracy -- Canada.
Political participation -- Canada.
ISBN:
9780143197058
0143197053
Description:
pages cm
Other Title:
Teardown : rebuilding democracy from the ground up
Notes:
Issued also in electronic format.
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