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From Perception to Participation

From Perception to Participation

Raghav Sharma

Raghav Sharma

Writer and political activist at the University of Pittsburgh more

Community & Place Democracy & Governance
Asking questions about The Next System means being unafraid to take on tough questions, like what do households look like?, or how will communities defend themselves and keep their own order? This essay draws on systems from around the world, and will have you thinking long afterward about what your answers might be.

— Raj Patel, Next System Essay Contest Judge

In this first place undergraduate entry in our Next System Project Essay Competition, Raghav Sharma, reminding us that "the war against authoritarianism today can only be won with a renewed vision of democracy for the world of tomorrow," charts a path out of the crisis of liberal democracy and its attendant marginalizing blindspots towards a renewed direct democracy grounded in everyday family and community life.

 

Raghav Sharma

Raghav Sharma

Writer and political activist at the University of Pittsburgh more

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