Dr. Roslyn Fuller is a leading expert on applying the original principles of Athenian Democracy to 21st century states and organisations. Based on over a decade of academic research, her ground-breaking book, Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed Its Meaning and Lost Its Purpose, has re-defined the modern theory of democracy. It has been praised as ‘a timely and provocative look behind the clichés of Western politics’ (Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times) and ‘the inside story of the slow death of democracy’ (Nick Davies, The Guardian).

Having lectured in International Law in Ireland, Roslyn is now a regular commentator in leading international publications including Salon, The Nation, the LA Review of Books, Alternet and many more. She often comments on topics of international law, terrorism and democracy for international media such as the BBC, RT and Sputnik Radio.

As the president of the Solonian Democracy Institute, Roslyn studies how understanding Athenian democratic principles can transform decision-making processes and how this will affect our future society. Her research is regularly presented at leading international conferences.




In September 2016 people from all over Fingal took part in the People’s Programme to share their views on what fair and sensible policies should look like – for Fingal and for Ireland. Go to fullerdemocracy.com to see the full results.