Problems Of Democracy

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From the above literature review, one can conclude that the main problems of democracy are fairness and transparency, the influence of big money and that the individual desires for profit manipulate the democratic process and the public sector. As a result, it is obvious the imperfection of the current pollical systems, and as an extension the representative democracies. Is common to see that the representatives act for their self-interests or for a group of minorities that supports them, and have been accused of corruption. This means that not all voices are being heard and there is no equal distribution of power. People are not motivated to participate in such unfair political system and wish for a more direct fair democracy. The lack of…show more content…
Lack of participation of the young people.
b. Lack of participation of people in general.
6. Lack of education.
a. The citizens
b. The representatives Furthermore, there are several technologies that are been used to serve the needs and ideas of democracy today and try to solve the main problems of it. The most important technology of all is the Internet and the access to it. Most of the information systems are deployed on the internet, although there are systems that can work offline too. In addition, it might not be possible to provide an exhaustive listing of all existing solutions and technologies, due to the rapidly evolving nature of the IS field. Those technologies are:
1. Web 2.0: the evolution of the content platforms to focus on user-generated content, such as:
a. Forums, discussion boards: Platforms that allow people to create communities that are interested in discussing various topics.
b. Social Networks: Platforms that allow people to share content with others in their social network.
c. Wikis, collaborative platforms, knowledge sharing tools: Platforms that allow a community to maintain a curated knowledgebase about specific topics and share it with
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Public key infrastructure, smart identity cards: A fundamental problem of any information system is to authenticate its users. This also applies to any service provided by the state to its citizens. The use of national identity cards that include a digital certificate solves this problem, as it allows for information systems to authenticate the citizen using a state-managed public key infrastructure. Once all citizens have digital certificates it becomes possible for all to benefit from the recent advances in cryptography allowing for legally binding digital signatures and the dematerialization of most bureaucratical processes, as is the case in Estonia. (E-Government Academy, 2016; European Commission,

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