the elections and the web
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 18:51:09 +1000
At 14:31 25/08/98 +1000, Liddy Nevile wrote:
>what use might be made of the web etc
>during the elections. I think there are two interesting issues: what will
be done and what could be done.
Just happens to be a small obsession of mine:
The Internet will be used extensively for information from parties and the
It could be used to open up the agenda beyond the existing limits, help
create citizen-based consensus that then flows back the other way, and
makes the media and the parties sit up and take notice. This is what has
happened with the Minnesota e-democracy project.
But such democracy is not a self-organising system. It requires deliberate
planning and nurturing. It drives me mad that Pauline is the only one
calling for corporate tax reform.