Leif Thomas Olsen
Leif Thomas Olsen is an international management consultant turned inequality-researcher, studying cultures’ impact on multilateral cooperation and human inter-action, as well as the relationship between the local and the global; the blend of which has been coined ‘glocalism.’ Downstream from here one finds the means and ways by which our societies organize democratic representation and electoral influence. This is a field that, although currently dominated by web-tech solutions, is still locked into a 300 year old doctrine suggesting that politics is too complicated for ordinary people to engage in. As long as ordinary citizens are seen by institutional power as nothing but policy consumers, sub-optimization and abuse of common resources will remain a problem. Leif Thomas Olsen’s research pinpoints underlying causes and discusses alternative futures, and includes the Cultural Formula, Glocal Democracy and the Citizen Lobby.