Party Politics: Representation without Conversation?

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Re: Party Politics: Representation without Conversation?

Postby clark bailey » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:30 pm

All politics is local, eventually.
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Re: Party Politics: Representation without Conversation?

Postby Cate McCalley » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:08 pm

clark bailey wrote:All politics is local, eventually.


And your point is?


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Re: Party Politics: Representation without Conversation?

Postby ScArEcRoW » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:56 am

Cate McCalley wrote:
clark bailey wrote:All politics is local, eventually.


And your point is?


That's one of them thar oxymorons.
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Re: Party Politics: Representation without Conversation?

Postby Cate McCalley » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:15 am

I agree that political change must begin at the local level. However the Internet has not yet been utilized to its full potential to respond to local constituencys. To be sure the Internet has been a deciding factor in national and global politics. Like most every well established organization, political party decisions are still made from the top looking down, not the bottom looking up. With all the lies and slanders concocted and published on social media and other Internet platforms, the Internet is currently being used to thwart the democratic process, not expand it.

This is not my original idea, local "net parties" has been tried in Brazil with a positve outcomes. I'm convinced that if a broad enough local Internet party could be created, voters could be well informed and act according to the interest of their local communities. Given time, local communities could indeed act in their own best interest.


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