Journal of Social Sciences

E-Democracy

Kevin Curran and Eric Nichols

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2005.16.18

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 1, 2005

Pages 16-18

Abstract

Democracy means majority rule. This raises some interesting questions. In a truly democratic society, when a majority of citizens vote for one candidate to govern them, then that person would be the elected governor of those people. Following this line of reasoning, if the majority of people do not vote for a leader, does democracy mean not having a leader? This paper examines how e-Democracy can bring about a truer form of Democracy. We examined how e-Democracy may change pluralistic-representative-pseudo democracies into pure democracies. It was found that there are just two main things standing in the way of having true democracy. These are securing the voting process and representatives wanting to give citizens that power.

Copyright

© 2005 Kevin Curran and Eric Nichols. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.