About the dangers and weaknesses to which our Last Database democracies are subjected, this would undoubtedly be linked to the reaction to the advent and development of the Internet, algorithms and networks. social, with all the pathologies and disasters that Last Database seem to entail (fake news, polarization, proliferation of identity discourses, narcissism, etc.). According to this view, the public sphere after the advent of the Last Database internet (what is often called, simply and gloomy, "the networks" and I prefer to call "mass public conversation") seems to be one of the main threats today.
Crisis of representation and decline of the public sphere since the advent of the internet Last Database These are two essential elements when it comes to pointing out the weaknesses of our democracies. The lament over the crisis of representation has a Last Database technocratic and voluntaristic flavor at the same time, as if representation were a broken Last Database machine that could somehow be fixed. The underlying suggestion is that if politicians "get closer" or are "more connected" with the day-to-day lives of citizens, another rooster will crow. But under this way of understanding the crisis of representation.
Whoever strives to solve it, what he is really asking for is more "personalist Last Database politics" (in the language of the 20th century ) or more "populism" (in the language of the 21st century ).). In any case, it seems that we are facing a problem of degree, a setback that could be solved simply by changing the behavior of politicians, "breaking their bubble". On the other Last Database hand, the lament for the way in which mass public conversation deteriorates democracy is much more virulent and seems to touch deeper fibers: polarization, the spread of fake news or the Last Database conversion of politics into a battle of "identities". ; the people who spend much more time showing off than actually participating in transforming the world or improving collective life.