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A discussion about the opportunities and difficulties presented by the idea of digital democracy through the lens of the post-industrial revolution. Presented at Barcamp Armenia 2009 in Yerevan.

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  • Digital Democracy 1 Intros
  • Digital Democracy Governments, economies, and revolutions in the 21st century (and what to do about them) 1 Intros
  • Digital Democracy Governments, economies, and revolutions in the 21st century (and what to do about them) 2 Intros
  • Digital Has the internet changed everything? 3 You all believe this, otherwise you probably wouldnt be here.
  • Digital Has the internet changed everything? 3 You all believe this, otherwise you probably wouldnt be here.
  • Democracy What does this mean anymore? 4 *all eligible members of the society (citizens) have equal access to power. *soviet democracy - workers' councils called quot;sovietsquot;, consisting of worker-elected delegates, form organs of power possessing both legislative and executive power. (arguably changed w/ Stalin)
  • Democracy What does this mean anymore? 4 *all eligible members of the society (citizens) have equal access to power. *soviet democracy - workers' councils called quot;sovietsquot;, consisting of worker-elected delegates, form organs of power possessing both legislative and executive power. (arguably changed w/ Stalin)
  • Democracy What does this mean anymore? 4 *all eligible members of the society (citizens) have equal access to power. *soviet democracy - workers' councils called quot;sovietsquot;, consisting of worker-elected delegates, form organs of power possessing both legislative and executive power. (arguably changed w/ Stalin)
  • Representative http://www.ickr.com/photos/dunechaser 5 *rep=elected ofcials *direct=initiative, referendum and recall. Referendums can include the ability to hold a binding referendum on whether a given law should be scrapped. This effectively grants the populace a veto on government legislation. Recalls gives the people the right to remove from ofce elected ofcials before the end of their term. *is it possible to have mass communication with the government where people are more expressive of their ideas and government is more responsive?
  • Representative Direct http://www.ickr.com/photos/dunechaser 5 *rep=elected ofcials *direct=initiative, referendum and recall. Referendums can include the ability to hold a binding referendum on whether a given law should be scrapped. This effectively grants the populace a veto on government legislation. Recalls gives the people the right to remove from ofce elected ofcials before the end of their term. *is it possible to have mass communication with the government where people are more expressive of their ideas and government is more responsive?
  • Representative Direct http://www.ickr.com/photos/dunechaser 5 *rep=elected ofcials *direct=initiative, referendum and recall. Referendums can include the ability to hold a binding referendum on whether a given law should be scrapped. This effectively grants the populace a veto on government legislation. Recalls gives the people the right to remove from ofce elected ofcials before the end of their term. *is it possible to have mass communication with the government where people are more expressive of their ideas and government is more responsive?
  • Arc tic O cean Greenland Sea Beaufort Sea Norwegian Sea GREENLAND (DENMARK) ICELAND NORWAY U.S.A. SWEDEN RUSSIA FINLAND Hudson Bay ESTONIA Labrador Sea Bering Sea LATVIA DENMARK Sea of Okhotsk Gulf of Alaska RUSSIA LITHUANIA U.K. CANADA