Five Hacks for Digital Democracy
Beth Simone Noveck urges researchers to work out how technology can improve public institutions.
- Beth Simone Noveck for Nature April 19, 2017
- Source: http://www.nature.com/news/five-hacks-for-digital-democracy-1.21849
The election of a politically inexperienced president in the United States, Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the initial rejection of a peace deal in a Colombian referendum to end an armed conflict all signal dissatisfaction with the political status quo. Yet citizens have few opportunities to influence government decisions beyond the ballot box.
“This is a time when almost every aspect of government can be improved,” Geoff Mulgan, chief of Nesta, a UK charity that aims to foster innovation and digital democracy1, has said. It is time to work out how, together.