Aberystwyth Transitions Reading Group Blog

(one?) i-democracy and the pirate party…

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Douglas Carswell, the Conservative MP for Clacton (!),  has written: The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy (Biteback Publishing) [you can hear him talk about it, along with an interesting contrasting of Germany consensus politics with the adversarial mode favoured by the UK, USA etc on i-player, Start The Week, Radion4). A while ago, I read a fascinating science fiction novel New Model Army by Adam Roberts which featured an army run by wiki consensus that outmanouvered conventional forces. Examples like the Pirate Party (in Germany) suggest that i-democracy isn’t easy or unproblematic, though. We could read the manifesto of the UK Pirate Party to get into the topic of i-democracy next ‘semester’ – or may there are better readings people can suggest?

Author: masonk4

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