Joss Sheldon has released his sixth book, “DEMOCRACY: A User’s Guide”, today…
The #1 international best-seller is known for his punchy political fiction. Now, for the first time ever, he has taken a sideways step into the world of non-fiction writing, to add some meat to the bones of his novels.
“There is only so much you can do in a novel. You can focus on a few areas of discontent, and really expose them. That’s great. But with ‘DEMOCRACY’ I wanted to do more. I wanted to provide solutions to the very real problems facing humanity in the world today – solutions that are so practical, and so efficient, that they have been tried and tested, at least on a small scale, and have been proven to work.”
Those “Solutions” include democratic schools, in which teachers and pupils vote to set and enforce the rules. They include democratic currencies, made and administered by members of the community. And they include ideas like Participatory Budgeting, through which municipalities hand control of the purse-strings to their electorate.
It’s democracy, for sure, but not as you know it!
“DEMOCRACY: A User’s Guide” is available in all good book stores today.