Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them
Mistrust is a guidebook for those looking for new ways to make change as well as a fascinating explanation of how we've arrived at a moment where old ways of engagement are failing us. The rise of mistrust is provoking a crisis for representative democracy - and solutions lie in the endless creativity of social movements.
Drawing on work by political scientists, legal theorists, and activists in the streets, Ethan Zuckerman offers a lens for understanding civic engagement that focuses on efficacy, the power of seeing the change you make in the world.
Ethan Zuckerman is associate professor of the practice of civic media at the MIT Media Lab, and directs MIT's Center for Civic Media. He is the author of Rewire and lives in Lanesboro, Massachusetts.