Analisi interessante da parte di Roman Krznaric:
Why we need to reinvent democracy for the long-term
It’s a blind spot so enormous that we barely notice it: in the decade I spent as a political scientist specialising in democratic governance, it simply never occurred to me that future generations are disenfranchised in the same way that slaves or women were in the past.
The time has come to face an inconvenient reality: that modern democracy – especially in wealthy countries – has enabled us to colonise the future. We treat the future like a distant colonial outpost devoid of people, where we can freely dump ecological degradation, technological risk, nuclear waste and public debt, and that we feel at liberty to plunder as we please.
A more fundamental point is that there may be ways to reinvent representative democracy to overcome its current bias towards the here and now.
One problem is the electoral cycle, an inherent design flaw of democratic systems that produces short political time horizons.
Add to this the ability of special interest groups – especially corporations – to use the political system to secure near-term benefits for themselves while passing the longer-term costs onto the rest of society.
The third and deepest cause of political presentism is that representative democracy systematically ignores the interests of future people.
It is clear that a movement for the rights and interests of future generations is beginning to emerge on a global scale, and is set to gain momentum over coming decades as the twin threats of ecological collapse and technological risk loom ever larger. The dream of a benign dictator is not the only option to deal with our long-term crises. Democracy has taken many forms and been reinvented many times, from the direct democracy of the Ancient Greeks to the rise of representative democracy in the 18th Century. The next democratic revolution – one that empowers future generations and decolonises the future – may well be on the political horizon.
Pensate anche voi quello che penso io? Un ulteriore vantaggio della democrazia liquida che fino ad ora non avevo specificamente considerato: attraverso la partecipazione di migliaia di genitori e studenti, e semplicemente perché i partecipanti non sono vincolati da periodi elettorali, è capace di rappresentare gli interessi di generazioni future meglio della democrazia rappresentativa.