An Argument for Free ‘Information’ as a Basic Need of Democracy & Role of Technology to Overcome Administrative Impediments

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Vijaykumar Shrikrushna Chowbe

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University; Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

Date Written: November 10, 2006

Abstract

This article opens with an argument in favour of importance of "information" for democracy. It stresses that without informed citizenry, democracy is meaningless. It expresses that information is bloodstream in upholding democracy principles, and anything less that than tainted the democratic image of any nations claiming itself right so. Further, it proceeds to analyze the administrative impediments and bureaucratic hurdles in its implementation. At the end, this article come up with an argument to use technology in creation, dissemination and distribution of information, without any bureaucratic control. It argue that in present scenario, proactive disclosure will make the nation more transparent, stable and having the faith of populous. It conclude that technology makes the speedy, transparent and non-dependable system where to give true meaning to democracy and republic where people have their right choices due to the information available to them.

Keywords: Information, Technology, Democracy, Transparency, Administration, Informed Choices, Impediments, Hurdles, Right, Judiciary, Judgement

Suggested Citation

Chowbe, Vijaykumar Shrikrushna, An Argument for Free ‘Information’ as a Basic Need of Democracy & Role of Technology to Overcome Administrative Impediments (November 10, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1700155 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1700155

Vijaykumar Shrikrushna Chowbe (Contact Author)

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University ( email )

Amravati, Maharashtra 444606
India

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati ( email )

Amravati, Maharashtra 444606
India

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