By Areeq Chowdhury. What if we could get rid of politicians and simply vote on everything ourselves? Why limit ourselves to referenda on independence movements, and not have referenda on … Continue reading The fate of digital democracy is linked to the fate of online voting
By Areeq Chowdhury. 2017 has been a memorable year for our work advancing the digital democracy agenda in the UK. Starting work on WebRoots Democracy full-time has been incredibly challenging … Continue reading What happened in 2017?
By Areeq Chowdhury. In the first of our series of topical seminars, WebRoots Democracy explored blockchain and its applications for democracy. This took place at Newspeak House, a London-based institution … Continue reading Blockchain and its applications for democracy
By Rachel Fielden. There is a scene in the famous TV show Gilmore Girls in which one of the main characters, Rory Gilmore, cries on the bathroom floor to her … Continue reading My time interning at WebRoots Democracy
By Frank Kibble. The discussion about digital democracy often focuses on how technology can transform the way people are engaged with politics here in Britain or in other strongly developed … Continue reading La Repartija to Democracia Digital: The Story of Digital Democracy in Peru
By Areeq Chowdhury. It’s not often that you hear applause for e-voting for strengthening the trust and security in elections, but in Venezuela this week we have seen precisely that. … Continue reading Venezuela: A rigged election uncovered thanks to electronic voting
By Rachel Fielden. Whether you agree with British foreign policy or not, it is hard to deny the sheer amount of self-sacrifice, dedication and bravery that goes into the role … Continue reading Defending our democracy, but denied access to it?
By Areeq Chowdhury. Today, two out of three people will not turn out to vote in the Local Council and Devolved Mayoral elections taking place across England, Wales, and Scotland. … Continue reading Our democracy is so dated, it’s expired
By Christopher Walsh. With similar legal systems and a wide degree of cultural intelligibility, the UK can look to Ireland for efforts in reforming remote-based voting. In an era of … Continue reading Online voting: Movements in Ireland
By James Clark. The United States of America has the ingenuity and will power to facilitate voting for astronauts on board the International Space Station as Shane Kimbrough proved most … Continue reading Fighting for democracy: Online voting for the Armed Forces?
By Areeq Chowdhury. As we move towards building “a democracy that works for everyone”, we cannot afford to overlook the fact that our method of voting is an analogue one. … Continue reading Reimagine elections: Enabling a democracy that works for everyone
By Areeq Chowdhury. Last week, the Government published its long-awaited digital ‘transformation strategy’ which in the words of Cabinet Office Minister, Ben Gummer MP, aims to tackle the ‘disenchantment’ emanating … Continue reading The Government Transformation Strategy is yet another missed opportunity for digitalising democracy