Winning Candidates in Cooperatives' Election organization

Interestingly, there is a surprising lack of digitalization in cooperatives at present. Online voting, however, offers cooperatives a way to increase member participation and would help move cooperatives forward with the times.

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Digital Democracy

In 2015 the speaker’s commission published a report “Open Up!” recommending a series of changes and policy recommendations to keep parliament up to date in today’s digital world. Some of the changes were radical, some were less so and most of them made sense. The report gives us a fantastic starting point from where we can explore Digital Democracy further in the coming weeks. Continue reading

It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.

Tom Stoppard (1937-), a Czech-born British playwright
Donald Trump and his Twitter Account

Politics and elections campaigns are unimaginable without social networks. Yet Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States, has made Twitter into a political issue. He opts for a strategy which is completely different from his predecessors and lacks any clear vision.

His tweets shocks opponents and make his supporters cheer. How does it look on probably most the famous Twitter account in the world?  Continue reading

I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.

 

Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943), US-American journalist and autho
Protect the environment with Polyas

You can do a lot to protect the environment: turn off the electricity when it isn’t needed, use your car less often, do recycling and vote online. Online voting not only saves time and money, it also decreases CO2emissions. Continue reading

The debate about data retention has made many people aware of the topic of IT security. The call for laws surrounding digital sovereignty grows. Continue reading

Digital News

We have the chance to turn the trademark “Made in Germany” into a synonym for responsible and high quality technology which stands the test of time – in contrast to the internet giants.
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E-democracy
Political Dialogue goes digital: Pros & Cons

Digitalisation and Social Networks have brought forth completely new forms of communication and information. Continue reading

By Olly Tozer 

The British Labour Party has just elected the socialist Jeremy Corbyn to be their new leader Continue reading