The realities of digital democracy Posted By Kenneth Hacker A cyber-realist as opposed to cyber-utopian or cyber-dystopian perspective regarding how Internet-based communication technologies affect democracy, views empirical data as supporting promising potentiality and actuality for using ICT to enhance democratic communication. This can apply to emerging democratic systems as well as advanced network societies who have had democratic systems for centuries. Digital democracy is the use of ICT for democratic communication which empowers citizens to have more influence on governance and policies. Freed from illusions about Twitter or Facebook revolutions, a scientific view of digital democracy exposes where the possibilities and limitations are found.
Biography[ edit ] David Held was born in Britain where he spent most of his childhood. Upon completing his doctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he conducted post-doctoral research at Cambridge University. David Held co-founded Polity press inwhich has become a leading publisher in the social sciences and humanities across the world.
He is also the General Editor for Global Policyan academic journal started in that focuses on bridging the gap between academics and practitioners on issues of global significance. This approach has involved three kinds of work.
First, it has involved extensive empirical enquiry into the dynamic character, structural elements and governance failures of contemporary society. These books map the changing global context of politics, how the world has become increasingly interconnected, and how failures of leadership and negotiation at the global level are creating a breakdown of multilateralism and global governance.
Held examines the question of whether the nation state alone, as typically assumed by political theory, can be the sole home of democracy, accountability and the rule of law. This has entailed a critical evaluation of the concepts of democracy, sovereignty, governance and cosmopolitanism, among other concepts.
Books that have explored these themes include: Books such as Global CovenantDebating Globalization and a wide range of academic articles set out the contours of a multiactor, multilevel democratic politics framed by the fundamental principles of democracy, justice and sustainability.
In pursuing this multilevel approach Prof. Held sees himself working within the classic tradition of political theory which has always been concerned with how to characterize the world in which we live, how to develop and reach normative goals such as liberty, democracy and social justice, and how to move from where we are to where we might like to be.
He offers a contribution to a pressing dialogue of our times: Links to Libya[ edit ].A few weeks ago, on May, we hosted a workshop on transnational feminism. You can read all about it kaja-net.com workshop was a tremendous success.
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