hélène landemore (online)

Why are we increasingly turning away from politics? Is it disinterest? A sense of powerlessness? According to Hélène Landemore, the answer is: the deep-seated injustice of the system. Because it’s not the best candidates that get elected, but the richest, most charismatic and ambitious. It’s time for the political elite to make way.

Hélène Landemore is Professor of Political Science at Yale University and studies the tension between democracy, justice and political decision-making. This year, her book Open Democracy was published.