Politics after Indignation. Possibilities and limits of direct democracy
Title: Politics after Indignation. Possibilities and limits of direct democracy
Author: INNERARITY, Daniel
Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS; 2012/42; Global Governance Programme-25
The year 2011 may go down in history as the year of the indignation; this word sums up a movement that has become a widespread disaffection with politics in a new kind of protest. Is this a new version of the popular revolutionary practice? How is the relationship between the institutions and the street in a disintermediated world? Is the political mistrust an advertisement of the next crisis of democracy or another stage of their settlement? In any case, the very idea of representation is challenged from a claim that can lead to populism in so far as it does not seem to understand the limitations of democratic self-determination and the nature of our political condition.
Subject: indignation; representation; direct democracy; disintermediation
Type of Access: openAccess