Does technology enable democracy
Posted by Matt Walker on July 29, 2009
So while I spend my time teaching economics business studies and ICT, there is part of me that regrets there were no opportunities to teach politics when I joined the profession.
Professor John Kay is a highly regarded business commentator who writes in the Financial Times. His latest article, True democracy is not just about taking part , is thought provoking and explores the fault line between direct and representative democracy in an age when ever improving technology is enabling more individual voices to be heard.
Deliberative democracy via the Internet gives the illusion of participation but is accused of spreading shallow democracy, and, in part, explains why individual member political parties is in decline.