Book Launch: The future of democracy and the rise of populism with Belgium's David Van Reybrouck in conversation with Eva O'BrienEvents and Meetings
This January, MASS staff travelled to Madrid for the founding meeting of Democracy R&D, an international consortium of organizations working to make deliberative democracy part of our political systems. There, we met David Van Reybrouck, a remarkable cultural historian, archaeologist, and author.
David's timely and provocatively titled book, Against Elections, is being published in Canada this April. In this book, David argues democracy is about more than elections and that recovering a more expansive idea of what it means to live in a democracy is essential to pushing back against rising populist ideals.
As part of our 10th anniversary at MASS, we've invited David to join us in Toronto to speak on Wednesday, April 25th at 6pm at Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street). This event is free, and books will be available for sale. All we ask is that you register to ensure we have enough seats available.
As we head into what promises to be a fierce political super-cycle, with municipal, provincial and federal elections each on the horizon, we hope you’ll join us for this important discussion about our democratic past and future.