Archive for May, 2008

The democracy of Eurovision

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Eurovision 2008
Eurovision is an amazing spectacle. It brings together all of the countries that belong to the European Broadcasting Union – each of which enters and performs an original pop song. Then, everyone votes and the winner is announced at the end of the broadcast. Sounds like it’s just another reality TV show? Eurovision has been going on since 1956.

I believe that representational democracy can learn a lot from Eurovision.