Democratic rebellion

Democratic rebellion

Citizens in Western democracies are increasingly distrustful of and dissatisfied with the political elite, which is seen as powerless in the face of today’s challenges, including increasing inequality and mass unemployment. However, compared to earlier times, we see fewer armed or violent uprisings, for due to modern technologies like the internet and smartphones we are witness to an empowerment that creates the foundation for a democratic rebellion


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Founded in 1970 by Professor Thorkil Kristensen, former Minister of Finance and Secretary-General of the OECD. We strengthen the basis for decision-making in public and private organizations by creating awareness of the future and highlighting its importance to the present.

Contributing with knowledge and inspiration, the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies supports decision-making. We identify and analyse trends that influence the future nationally and internationally. Through research, analyses, seminars, presentations, reports, and newsletters, we give advice on the future.