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About Philippe Aigrain

Philippe Aigrain is one of the founders of La Quadrature du Net, a non-profit association that defends rights and freedoms of citizens in the digital sphere and acts at both national and European level.  He has authored several books on the potential of the commons and sharing for cultural, social and political empowerment and human development. Among his books are: Cause commune: l’information entre bien commun et propriété (Paris, Fayard 2005) and Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age (Amsterdam University Press, 2012) 

Articles by Philippe Aigrain

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Can the bottom-up actions of citizens regenerate democracy in Europe?

The digital revolution has strengthened the ability of large organisations to arrange production in ways that weaken collective resistance, and to control and keep watch on our societies. But those who understand the dual role of this revolution also see possibilities for the regeneration of democracy, while acknowledging the great challenges.

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