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What Biden’s Democracy Summit Is Missing

Hélène Landemore in Foreign Policy takes a historical perspective on American democracy, critically reflecting upon its accepted democratic institutions and dynamics, identifying failures and questioning which features should endure. While not a radical call for change, Landemore argues that we should "build new models of democratic decision-making so they can nudge the old ones aside as those become obsolete." Renewing democracy through the support of the Summit will particularly require avoiding two pitfalls: the concept of democracy should be questioned and broadened, and the Summit itself must not be elitist and exclusionary.

Read the full essay in Foreign Policy here.