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Democracy in a Hotter Time

David Orr’s book on “Democracy in a Hotter Time: Climate Change and Democratic Transformation” was published by MIT Press in September 2023.

Laszlo Zsolnai wrote an Endorsement for the book in which he emphasized that David Orr’s book is a novel contribution to the theory of democracy in relation to climate change. It convincingly argues that we should build a fair, decent, and effective democracy fitted to a planet with an ecosphere. Otherwise our democracies may not survive the climate crisis. The means to fix democracy include forums and formats of open democracy, the renewal of civic culture, constitutional reforms and other legal innovations, and ecological education for all. The book on “Democracy in a Hotter Time” is a welcome step in this direction,