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Democracy in Crisis: Establishing Crisis-Governance!

Democracy in Crisis: Establishing Crisis-Governance!

28-04-2020

A contribution by Dr Raban D. Fuhrmann on how we can better manage the current corona crisis with the help of democratic means and comprehensive crisis governance.

The full text is available below as PDF. 

"In times of crisis, we show our true face – institutions and states do this as well. Governments everywhere are taking rigorous action. But is this directive intervention style of far-reaching restrictions enough to really tame the extent and impact of the crisis, meaning not only to fight it but to defeat it? How can society as a whole – not just the health system – be at its best? To what extent can participation become part of the solution? Democratic Crisis-Governance tries to give answers to questions like these.

The following article shows some starting points how we can get better in developing the co-creative potential (the potential of our collective creativity) for crisis management both in and after the corona crisis and in mastering the refurbishing and reviewing of the manifold consequences. The approaches and instruments considered here should serve as inspiration for further thinking and for breaking down to one's own contexts and requirements at local and community level. For this reason, they are deliberately outlined here in an open and detached manner." 

 

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