Chapter 6 Towards a democracy of the imaginary. An evolutionary perspective
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The therapies proposed so far in the literature to face with the crisis often seem unrealistic. Some of them are discussed in this chapter, to show their little feasibility and their often utopian approach. Democracy won’t be saved by the fantasy of putting history in reverse gear, evoking the return to an alleged golden age, or by confiding in hyper-rational individuals who don’t exist. There is only one way forward, one evolutionary therapy: be aware of what we are and reckoning with ourselves. If we don't start from the demos, there will be no democratic cure. That’s why, the last paragraph of the book regards the “democracy of the imaginary”, which is an attempt to save democracy, using contemporary tools and dealing with the actual democratic citizen. More than a therapy it is a research field proposal to join forces of different academic and to break down existing boundaries in order to increase public awareness and to face democratic problems with a feasible “therapy”.

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