Beginning January 2017, the Bertelsmann Foundation embarked on a journey to explore how digital innovation impacts democracies and societies around the world.

From the rival capitals of Washington and Havana to the bustling streets of New Delhi; the dynamic tech startups in Tel Aviv to the efficient order of Berlin, Disrupting Democracy focuses on key challenges that have emerged as a result of technological disruption and offers potential lessons to other nations situated at various points along the technological and democratic spectra.

An Italian chapter is coming soon.

Download the book below or click on the images to read the individual chapters.


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Anthony T. Silberfeld
Director, Transatlantic Relations