Thus, their position is purely administrative and practical, not one of policy-making like that of representatives in consultant democracy. Some anarcho-communists oppose the majoritarian nature of direct democracy, feeling that it could possibly impede particular person liberty and opt-in favour of a non-majoritarian form of consensus democracy, similar to Proudhon’s place on direct democracy. Henry David Thoreau, who did not self-identify as an anarchist however argued for “a greater government” and is cited as an inspiration by some anarchists, argued that individuals should not be within the position of ruling others or being ruled when there is no consent. Within Marxist orthodoxy there is a hostility to what’s generally called “liberal democracy”, which is simply known as parliamentary democracy because of its often centralised nature.
Cosmopolitan Democracy has been promoted, amongst others, by physicist Albert Einstein, author Kurt Vonnegut, columnist George Monbiot, and professors David Held and Daniele Archibugi. The … Read More