The ancient Greeks developed democracy to allow all people to determine their own fate and to free citizens from fear and tyranny. Ironically, according to George Papandreou, a former prime minister of Greece, democracy itself has become a slave to systems that are “too big to control” – markets, corruption, wealth, power, and the like. getAbstract recommends his articulate, well-intentioned, though somewhat quixotic, ideas on how to solve the erosion of democracy to policy makers and European citizens who face inevitable political reform.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why leadership and democracies are failing in global politics,
- What challenges democracies are facing today, and
- Why bringing the citizens of Europe back into the decision-making process is necessary.
About the Speaker
George Papandreou was prime minister of Greece at the height of the euro crisis. He is a member of parliament in Greece and is president of Socialist International, a grouping of political parties that seek socialist democracy.
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3 years agoimplementation of any process is indeed effective but exploitation end up with disastrous situation.
Transparency is one of the effective tool in implementing the process.