“In the years following the financial crash, a popular narrative of a ‘new’ Iceland emerged. This was an Iceland which had solved all its problems forever and for all time by jailing all of the corrupt bankers, by overthrowing its government in a so-called ‘kitchenware revolution’, and by ‘crowdsourcing’ a radical new constitution—one founded on transparency, civil rights, and directly democratic reform. This narrative was—and still is—an inspiration to many people across the world, especially on the popular left in austerity-stricken countries like Greece, Ireland, and Spain. Many visitors to Iceland then find it confusing to encounter headlines covering each new petty, corrupt, plain ridiculous sideshow that seems to pop up each week in the circus tent of Althing.”
Read the whole article, A Quiet Riot: Documenting Iceland’s Constitutional Reform here.
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