Leadership and Democratic Dialogue: How does the communication revolution open up the public sphere?! | Articles and studies

The challenges that threaten the existence of states force people to look for leaders with excellent qualifications and abilities, the most important of which is the ability to conduct democratic dialogue.

Leadership that opens the public space for dialogue can invest human capital in the production of new ideas that increase the power of the state, and contribute to the provision of civilized achievements that increase its global standing.

Therefore, the future of states is linked to the ability of people to elect leaders who understand the importance of democratic dialogue in an open public sphere.

Dialogue produces new solutions to problems

Countries need creative thinking and civilized projects to face their problems. Therefore, the peoples who want to achieve new solutions to their crises must open the horizons of dialogue in which the conversation takes place freely and an open mind encourages people to express their ideas and choose their leaders.

In the open public sphere, leaders appear who express the hopes of people, have the ability to achieve their ambitions and can motivate people to achieve civilizational achievements.

Leadership that respects the right of thought and expression

Therefore, the strength of the relationship between leadership and democratic dialogue is clearly demonstrated. The leaders people need are those who respect the human right to express their opinion, present their vision and communicate with the masses and with a openness to listening to others. minds that accommodate the new in their vision and ideas.

When people have the ability to enter into dialogue in an open public sphere, leaders emerge and demonstrate their ability, effectiveness and qualifications for leadership, so that the masses can choose their leaders from among those who have the ability to present civilized projects.

Dialogue and change leadership

People who want to build their future have to struggle to change their reality, so they need people who have the vision and the ability to lead and manage change.

One of the main factors that led to the failure of the countries of the South in managing their resources and investing their human and material wealth in achieving progress was that their ruling regimes had limited ambitions and only stability wanted Therefore, it closed the public sphere, and violated the human rights to think and express new visions that bring about change.

Why do people feel helpless?!!

The bitter consequence of this was that the conditions of the country and the people deteriorated, and the people felt that they could not build the future and free themselves from colonial control and dependence.

The ruling regimes that wanted to preserve the status quo were the obstacle that prevented people from realizing their hopes and building their future. In the absence of democratic dialogue, peoples had no choice but to revolt against these regimes, and one of the main goals of revolutions was to open the public space to democratic dialogue as a necessary prelude to bringing people into enable them to choose the civilized project on which to build their future.

But the systems are afraid of change!

One of the main characteristics of the ruling regimes in the poor southern countries was their fear of dialogue in which new leaders with civilized projects could emerge.

The old and new colonial powers contributed to the growing fear of the ruling regimes to open the public sphere, so that political and intellectual tendencies would not be able to present civilized projects based on the achievement of comprehensive independence and self-sufficiency, to invest wealth in achieving progress, and building external relations of the state based on the achievement of state interests and respect for its sovereignty. , and work to increase the strength of the hard and soft states.

Limit media freedom!!

If we study the history of many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, we will discover that there is a strong connection between the closure of the public sphere in these countries and the colonial powers’ support for tyrannical ruling regimes, so that change is not taking place, and new leaders are emerging who can realize the people’s aspirations for independence and progress.

Therefore, the tyrannical regimes closed the public sphere, limited media freedom and banned thought and expression to impose a single vision based on maintaining the status quo, looking for easy solutions such as debt, and not looking for long-term goals that increase the power of the state.

future leadership

One of the most important qualifications for the leadership of the future is to open the public sphere and manage the democratic dialogue in which civilized projects are expressed, so that people can formulate their future on the basis of a civilized project.

These are the future leaders in the countries of the South who succeed in expressing the dream of their peoples for comprehensive independence, breaking dependence and managing state resources efficiently.

And the crises the world is now facing compel countries to think in new ways and make civilized achievements. Nations and peoples can emerge with new civilized projects that guide humanity; Therefore, democratic dialogue can qualify the people for leadership in a regional or global context, when the people are inspired by their historical experiences, and invest in building a civilized project that constitutes an alternative to the Euro-American project , which is based on colonialism, exploitation and plundering of the wealth of people.

Who is qualified to lead the people?

In this light, the people who are able to conduct a democratic dialogue, the result of which is a new vision and a civilized project, are those who can qualify themselves to lead the peoples.

Reality holds many risks, crises and challenges, but it also holds many opportunities for people who can step forward to lead and save humanity from the disasters it faces if it continues to maintain the status quo.

But who is running the conversation?!

It is clear that authoritarian regimes cannot allow a dialogue in which new civilized visions and projects are presented. All they want is to maintain stability in a miserable reality.

But these regimes must realize the impossibility of stability over a volcano that must one day erupt to burn the arrogance of power, and the illusions of controlling and subjugating people.

Therefore, new leaderships must emerge to manage the dialogue between all political and intellectual tendencies, with an open mind and sincere intentions, to reach new solutions to the crisis that is worsening until it suffocates people.

Our minds can be creative!

The new leaders who manage the dialogue must be able to motivate the people to think and build the future, and this means that these leaders must start working to restore the people’s confidence in themselves, and free them from feelings of helplessness, frustration and psychological defeat. .

But how can these leaders emerge and progress to accept responsibilities and face challenges?!

The communication revolution can offer us possibilities to manage dialogue, open up the public sphere and break the restrictions imposed by the authorities. And our minds can create new methods to exchange and spread ideas and opinions, create interactive platforms and new media, and develop methods of struggle against tyranny related to colonialism and dependency.

In this public sphere, which we can open up by using the communication revolution, leaders of change can emerge who put the peoples before civilized projects, and can convince the masses of them. These leaders who will appear in the public sphere will have an important role in the future when our people are able to effect change and restore their freedom and right to choose their representatives and rulers.

In the virtual public domain, stars appear!

And if we cannot manage the social democratic dialogue in the real public sphere on the ground of our oppressed countries, we can manage it in the virtual public sphere through platforms and media.

In this dialogue, new stars may appear, whose age will attract all who yearn for freedom and justice, and strive to build the future of their countries on the basis of comprehensive independence.

In this dialogue we can also agree on a set of rights and provisions, the most important of which is respect for the rights of all to communicate and persuade the masses, and for national powers to compete in expressing people’s hopes for freedom, democracy and independence.

The authorities cannot close it!

In the democratic dialogue that we can manage through platforms, social networks, websites and media, leaders can step forward and prove their ability to present new visions, formulate the dreams of their people and express their hopes.

The authorities cannot allow a dialogue to take place that brings about change and builds the future, but we can innovate and invent new methods of struggle to build the future, and we can engage in dialogue in a public sphere that the communication revolution has opened for us, and the authorities will not be able to close it.

There are many young people of the nation who are skilled in the field of information and communication technology and the establishment of websites, and they can contribute to building the nation’s future, which is based on dialogue in a virtual public sphere, in which everyone freely discusses all the nation’s problems and issues.

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