Taking control of politics – can digital democracy help?

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This post was written by Bruce Ryan and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of his colleagues or anyone else.

Beneath all the current brouhaha about Brexit, interesting goings-on in the White House, and struggles between ‘populists’ and the ‘old guard’, it’s fairly clear that there is room for improvement in the ways we do politics. In most democracies, representation is the main model: the people choose representatives who make laws and govern. In a purely representative democracy, citizens would have no part in law-making or government except via elections.

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