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Publication Info: Resilience.org
Date of Publication: December 3
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: Corvallis, OR
Publisher: Post Carbon Institue
Author(s): Víctor M. Toledo
This piece originally appeared in Spanish in La Jornada, 1 December 2020. Translation into English by Jane K. Brundage
The issue of the governance of human societies immediately leads us to the issue of democracy, since the so-called democratic model is one of the pillars of modern civilization, today in crisis. Seen in historical perspective, governance — the ability to make collective decisions that are adequate to the extent that they are fair because they respond to the interests of the individuals who make them — became more complicated as societies grew in number of inhabitants and in functional complexity.
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