If citizens check out of the political process, then it becomes increasingly easy for governments to do as they wish. We all know that. And yet, with voter turnout declining in most democracies around the world, the democratic estate is becoming increasingly ineffective. There’s an ancient name for people who don’t wish to take up their societal responsibilities and until they do, then our challenges will only get greater in equal measure to our disillusionment. We can solve such difficulties, but it will require a new kind of citizenship.
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