An Argument for Free ‘Information’ as a Basic Need of Democracy & Role of Technology to Overcome Administrative Impediments
17 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Date Written: November 10, 2006
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
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