The flaws that kill our democracy.

In “The Flaws That Kill Our Democracy”, the fundamentals of our representative democracy are being analysed in order to detect its flaws. Subsequently, Mensaert examines and proposes the simplest solutions to those problems with the largest impact. Along this journey, he addresses important questions such as:

  • Can we scale democracy?
  • How can we decentralize democracy?
  • Should political parties be ideological?
  • How and by whom should you be represented?
  • Should elections resemble popularity contests?
  • What is the link between economics and politics?

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“The Flaws That Kill Our Democracy” is an enlightening analysis of western political ills and provides not only insights into the fundamental problems, but also offers concrete and scientific solutions. It will undoubtedly be a lightning rod for political debate for years to come.


“Great read and one of the most convincing models for a far better democratic system.”

Peter Monien

“Next to interesting reading, I think it therefore makes great study material for coursework in political theory.”

Leon Vlieger

“This book has the potential to shake the foundations of our democracy, and start a wave that will actually improve it.”

Zjef Van Acker 

“I usually sell books unworthy of my bookcase, and this one is getting a spot.”

Angelino Desmet

“It is a thin booklet yet rich in ideas. I immensely enjoyed the scientific approach to democracy.”

Michiel Stock

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