Elections in Lesotho and reflections about the real meanings of democracy

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The elections in the tiny Lesotho can help rethinking the basic assumptions of democracy. The fact that African nation succeeded into holding credible and fair election is not enough to guarantee a smooth political process in the future. Democracy is real and it is about small things, not just elections.

Interview to Professor John Dryzek (Australian National University) : The Powerful Idea of Deliberative Democracy

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John is one of the most prominent expert on deliberative democracy, a concept that could genuinely enhance and bolster the ways nations envisions democracy. Prof.Dryzek is a Fellow of Political Science and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, former Head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon.