Blockchain Enhancing Political Accountability? Sierra Leone 2018 Case

7 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2018

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Usman W. Chohan

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security (CAS)

Date Written: March 16, 2018

Abstract

This discussion paper considers the possibilities for bolstering political accountability using blockchain systems, and uses the 2018 Sierra Leonean elections to illustrate the case for enhanced transparency and accountability through the installment of blockchain-based technologies. The findings of the paper suggest that similar blockchain architectures can be deployed in other countries for the purposes of bolstering accountability and transparency in the political realm.

Keywords: blockchain, accountability, cryptocurrency, elections, parliament, bitcoin, democracy

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Blockchain Enhancing Political Accountability? Sierra Leone 2018 Case (March 16, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3147006 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3147006

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Business School ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

Centre for Aerospace & Security (CAS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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