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(GERMANY OUT) DEU, Germany, Hagen: The Party of the Greens in the Hagen Stadthalle 30 years ago was still called the Federal Congress and had Petra Kelly and Joseph Beuys as a prominent Greens. (Photo by Klaus Rose/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Does online participation really save political parties from oblivion? By Gefion Thuermer

According to the evidence, not on its own.

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5 Mar 2019
People explore the Audi exhibit during CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, on January 9, 2019. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)
How the digital revolution is changing our idea of humanity By Yvonne Hofstetter

The digital revolution doesn’t just raise issues of privacy. It fundamentally alters the conception of free and sovereign humans on which liberal democracy is based.

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16 Jan 2019
Liquid democracy could help answer Europe’s legitimacy crisis By Avital Balwit

Digital technology enables the emergence of a new kind of democratic participation that can help Europe overcome a loss of trust in government.

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12 Nov 2018
Is the web neutral? Three views on the structure of the internet By Juan Ortiz Freuler

Does the web produce particular outcomes because of how it is built, or does it merely reflect society?

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29 Oct 2018
Online voting: fantasy or future? By Areeq Chowdhury

Online voting could increase accessibility and lead to greater participation.

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24 Oct 2018
What the history of radio tells us about technology and democracy By Heidi Tworek

Political responses to the rise of radio moved from optimism to pessimism to pragmatism. Policy responses to social media may take the same journey.

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12 Oct 2018
How populists benefit from the revolution in information technology By Martin Eiermann

Long before the Brexit referendum or the US presidential election, digital ecosystems had changed the political calculus.

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26 Sep 2018
Digital technology and the crisis of liberal democracy By Hans Kundnani

Hans Kundnani reviews three ways of understanding the role of technology in the current political turmoil.

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25 Sep 2018
How social media undermines politics By Jamie Bartlett

Democracy simply wasn’t designed for this technological revolution.

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19 Sep 2018

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