Only with direct democracy as a complement to representative democracy the government power will really come from the people.
Viktor Orbán’s populist illiberal government creates and benefits massively from polarisation of the Hungarian society.
A podcast interview with the historian Luuk van de Middelaar on the technocratic approach at EU level which is no longer credible.
Multiplying forms of democratic participation to deal with those who want to transform the EU into a battleground.
Ownership of public utilities is at the centre of politics – but it’s too hard to know.
Giving citizens a stake in the economy and the affairs of the state could rebuild trust with the centre-left.