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Chapter 5: Looking Forward to Disruptive Democracy
The new millenium could spell the end of democracy or its radical renewal. Any optimism for its future is inexorably intertwined with its ability to become once more a force for revolutionising social, economic and political relations. At present, it remains trapped between the two poles of either supporting or partially interrupting a broken status quo. It doubles as an elite resource or a tool for resistance. What it is only now beginning to recapture is its fundamentally existential spirit and power, its role as a historical vehicle for people to critically and collectively transform their very shared existence. To do so, it must become a disruptive political technology.
The need for such a disruptive democracy has ...