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.




Read Brook Manville’s interview with Roslyn in the Forbes Leadership #LikeABoss column.


‘A visionary thought experiment…guaranteed to make you think differently about the trillion dollar bureaucracies we call democracy today.’




Read Roslyn’s rebuke in the LA Review of Books to Andrew Sullivan’s assertion that the United Stated is too democratic.


‘Someone should do an epic rap battle on Roslyn Fuller’s essay, Democracy — Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Read Roslyn’s article in The Nation on why American democracy is beyond repair.


‘The 1 percent never took over American politics. They had control all along.’




Listen to Roslyn debate the world after Brexit on BBC World Service.