In the fifth episode of Future Curious, we’re looking at examples of digital democracy in action and ask how tech can upgrade our democracy.
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"We'll see more and more politicians willing to experiment and find new ways to interact and engage with the public"Theo Bass
With so much coverage of declining public confidence in democratic institutions, how can a new generation of policymakers use tech to engage with citizens, make better decisions and rebuild trust?
Joining Nesta's Nigel Campbell to discuss this are
- Tanja Aitamurto, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of Crowdsourcing for Democracy: A New Era in Policy-Making,
- Theo Bass, Researcher in Nesta's Research, Analysis and Policy Team, looking into ways that tech can improving citizen engagement, and how data and technology are changing the nature of policy making and democracy.
We also hear from Audrey Tang, Digital Minister for Taiwan on vTaiwan, a pioneering open consultation process bringing civil society organisations and citizens together with elected representatives and others to help lawmakers implement decisions with a greater degree of legitimacy.
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Future Curious is a Chalk & Blade production. Produced by Ruth Barnes, Laura Sheeter and Lily Ames. Original music by Ged Flood.