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.

The global political environment is constantly evolving, and it is clear that technology is accelerating that process, for better and, in some cases, for worse. Disrupting Democracy attempts to sort through these changes to give policymakers and citizens information that will help them navigate this increasingly volatile world.

In addition to the chapters here on India, Cuba, the United States, Israel, Germany, and Italy, there will be further chapters coming in 2019 covering Mexico, Latvia and the U.S. midterm elections.

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

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Anthony T. Silberfeld
Director, Transatlantic Relations