episode #2, Elections
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Representative systems are based on elections. These days elections are the best thing we know to practice democracy with. But are elections really a good tool for practicing democracy?

In this episode, I will give you theoretical and practical explanations about elections, how they have been and are practiced around the world, as well as some examples of sham and legitimate elections. In the end, I will cite from the book of David van Reybrouk called Against Elections, and I will refer to his opinion about how trust between the government and the public is missing when you look at elections.


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sources:

Against Elections by David van Reybrouk

Britannica https://www.britannica.com/topic/election-political-science

and several Wikipedia articles


cover image:

[According to US library of congress]

Title: N***o voting in Cardoza [i.e., Cardozo] High School in [Washington,] D.C. / [MST].

photographer: Trikosko, Marion S., 

Date: 1964 Nov. 3.


music:

Unanswered Questions by Kevin MacLeod

Backed Vibes Clean by Kevin MacLeod

Dances and Dames by Kevin MacLeod

all licensed under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

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