29 April 2012

Deepening democracy in the internet age - Ockham's Razor

Sun, 29 Apr 2012
Beyond vox pop democracy: Deepening democracy in the internet age
Nicholas Gruen is CEO of Lateral Economics and Chairman of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation
He discusses how the internet can play a role in involving people in government.

The task of politics is to build some unified will about what ought to be, from the vast diversity of interests and perspectives within the community.

Here there are no miracles in sight. Indeed it is hard to imagine them emerging this side of the grave.
Juvenal’s question: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who will guard the guardians) remains as ever a reminder of our fallen state and a spur to continue our efforts to build a better world.

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