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Training Leaders for Democracies of the 21st Century, Case of the Academy of Political Innovation

  • Matías BianchiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_45-1


The world is experiencing profound transformations. The digital revolution, from the Internet 2.0 and the proliferation of mobile phones and social media to the current adoption of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, and artificial intelligence, is and will continue to impact the way humans live, work, and organize as societies (Schwab 2017). It has the potential to democratize our institutions, knowledge, and production, but, unfortunately, it also presents ethical and practical challenges.

These technologies can democratize institutions giving a voice to everyone, bringing the cost of participation down to zero, and delivering public goods in a transparent and efficient way (Rifkin 2014). But they can also be used to surveil political dissidents, to manipulate citizen’s private information, and to flood public discourse with fake information (Morozov 2014). Similarly, while circular models of production and consumption emerge, the current pattern is...

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  1. 1.Asuntos del SurBuenos AiresArgentina

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