'A visionary thought experiment...guaranteed to make you think differently about the trillion dollar bureaucracies we call democracy today.'
‘Fuller takes the much needed leap from pointing out what’s wrong with our democracies to proposing a parallel system based on democracy’s original foundations. It’s a strong reminder that democracy is and must always be a work in progress, or it won’t be a democracy at all.’
Pía Mancini, democracy activist and co-founder of DemocracyOS
‘Fuller’s is a timely book, laying out the myriad problems with modern democracy in plain English. Anyone concerned with the lack of participation in our modern democracies must read this.’
Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation
‘Beasts and Gods provides a fascinating contrast between democracy in theory and democracy in practice. This provocative book draws on lessons from ancient Greece, while advocating direct democracy by decoupling economics from politics.’
Marjorie Cohn, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
‘Every now and then Modern society throws up someone who questions its most cherished myths. The how and why of it deserves a book in its own right. Roslyn Fuller is one such, and, in this work, she takes on a holy cow, Democracy, that the West loves to believe it invented (like all good things).’
Rajani Kanth, Harvard University
‘Everyone interested in rethinking democracy in the digital age should read this book. The old ways of governing are dying, and Beasts and Gods offers timely and provocative ideas on how to finally make people power a reality.’
Micah Sifry, author of Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency
'There is no doubting the timeliness of Fuller’s contribution to the ongoing debates over the future of democratic government.'
The European Legacy