Friday, April 20, 2007

Role of Technology in Democratic Governance

An April 19, 2007 story in the Toronto Globe and Mail discusses the role of technology in democratic governance. "True democracy requires debate, compromise and trust in the people elected to make tough decisions, said lawmaker Dr Tony Wright, who chairs Britain's Public Administration Committee," the story says. Wright continues by saying, "Just pressing a button to say that you're against something doesn't seem to me to be a great expression of democratic engagement," he said. "It should be seen as extending the normal methods of representative democracy, not supplanting them."
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