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Liquid Democracy and Democracy 4.0  


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29/04/2020 9:48 pm  

 According to Freedom House reports, of the 195 countries assessed, 87 were rated free, 59 partly free, and 49 (36% of the world’s population) not free. Some of the situations that affect these numbers are: increasingly sophisticated organized crime, terrorism, corruption, fake news, and other cyber manipulation of elections and the electorate. There are new forms we can explore to prevent them like Liquid Democracy and Democracy 4.0. "The elected MP does not represent me","I did not choose these voters.", "I voted, but I think differently about this topic." These forms solves problems like this by using technology. We gather at a square just like the ancient Greeks and we all vote but this square is happening on the internet. If you think you don't have the knowledge and expertise or enough time to vote on that topic you can authorize a trusted person or an expert politician to vote on your behalf. In short, you can vote for yourself (direct democracy) or give someone else the right to vote for you(indirect democracy).It is this fluid alternation between direct democracy and indirect democracy that gives name to the proposed system of liquid democracy. If we talk about how to use technology in this matter We can discuss events online to determine issues that warrant policy making. Collaboration tools, like Wikipedia, can facilitate ways in which many people can have an input on policies. And computers and modern cryptography can tally votes and the delegation of votes so we can decide on those policies. Thus all citizens can play an active role in the political decision making process. What do you think about these forms? Please share your opinion with me.