"Democracy is the precondition for the full application of human intelligence to addressing social problems" (Putnam)
These democratic materials seek to recover dynamic and anarchic forms of democracy and to help groups flourish in in conditions of economic, social and political degeneration. They include visual and psychological aids, robust concepts, historical examples and organisational innovations for democratic operatives in the field.
Ricardo Blaug is Reader (~Associate Professor) in Democracy and Political Philosophy at the University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy in London, UK. A qualified Psychiatric Social Worker and award-winning author and teacher, he has worked as an emergency psychiatric clinician, public sector manager and political philosopher in the UK, the US and the Netherlands. His research explores the psychological politics of institutional life and is conducted with a range of scholars, students and public and voluntary organisations.