Virtual Democracy

Aug 2017 | Design for Democracy, Master's Projects


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Virtual Democracy

by Renee Melgård

Democracy is when citizens participate actively in important political decision-making processes and have equal rights to participate. In Norway we have something called representative democracy, which means that everyone has the opportunity to vote for a party and a representative through the parliamentary elections every four years. All are allowed to voice their opinions and disagree if something feels wrong. It may seem as a matter of course for those raised in such a country, but imagine just 100 years ago, women in Norway did not have this right, which is 50% of the population. Despite the fact that much has happened these years, one can still discuss whether certain groups and environments are still exposed to democratic violations. The area I have looked at is workplace democracy.



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