The fears aroused by mass public conversation are often Last Database contradictory (fear of the ease with which the digital masses are manipulated by algorithms and, almost at the same time, fear of the ineducatable, identitarian and nihilistic nature Last Database of that same mob... ), but they are no less catastrophic for that. The meanings of democracy In the following pages I propose to rescue the idea of crisis of representation from this circumstantial, recurrent, melancholic and frustrating understanding, because I believe that the idea hides a deep and essential Last Database meaning to understand the meaning of representative democracy.
In my opinion, the crisis of representation is not a "solvable" problem of Last Database representative democracy, but rather a structural feature ,essential, which it cannot do without. The real crisis would not be the truism and supposedly conjunctural distance between representatives and represented, but rather an internal division within each citizen, Last Database within each modern person; the distance and separation between the two elements that make up the political freedom Last Database of Modernity: the right to vote and freedom of expression.
The representative system is precisely the affirmation of this distance, of this separation, the idea that its existence is essential for freedom to work.
In other words, it is a "crisis" (of a wound, of a division) individual. Last Database Soon I will explain better these differences between ancient (direct) democracy and modern (representative) democracy, which are the very essence of classical liberalism and Last Database which allow me to reformulate the idea of a crisis of representation. But what interests me the most about this reinterpretation of the idea of crisis of representation, no longer anecdotal, but essential, is that it can help us better understand the historical meaning of the advent of digital mass public Last Database conversation. and to glimpse the deep meaning of the fact that we perceive it as barbaric or as a threat against democracy.