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Week1 Tuesday Political Science 2F03 - Summer

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The Future of Democracy and Technology June 25 , 2013 Democracy in peril or changing  Democratic deficit OR Democratic change?  Democratic flux o Happening at the same time as ‘technology’ is proliferating everything that we’re doing in our daily lives o Impacting opportunities for information o Changing opportunities for participation/building peers / building networks/citizen conversation/relationship with government (2-way engagement) o Citizen & government intermediaries (interest groups)  Keep track of what is going on in society  Senior’s interest group  Government instead of going to the citizens  go straight to the interest groups  Conversation about internet voting cannot be in isolation o Internet voting is ONE PART of the e-democracy picture  Democracy is fading and eroding, declining levels of voter turn out o Declining in all Western Liberal Democracies o Anomaly; Not all western democracies declining, but most have noticed a voter decline o Membership in political parties is down o Membership in voluntary associations is decreasing (lower than it used to be) E-Democracy  Technology in society and politics: o Online banking o Information o Electronic medical records o Campaigns I.E Obama 2008 o Social movements (Egypt & Twitter) o Local participations (I.E McGuinty petition)  Social media impacting legislations o Conventions (I.E Blogger presence)  Markham Survey o First to have introduced Electronic (internet) voting o Election has had surveys o Systematic about data collection o What should the government be using social media for?  INFORM electors  ENCOURAGE participation  Facebook – Preferred Method Use of Internet Voting (Markham)  Education  Income o 55,000-84,999  Age o Middle Aged and older electors most likely to use it (45-54)  Older electors using internet voting more often  Does internet voting positively affect voter turn out  Turn out is dependent on various factors; Internet voting does not necessarily and solely affect turn out. It does have increase convenience and accessibility. What are some of the challenges?  Educating stakeholders o Education & outreach strategy I.E
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