Electronic Democracy Essays

  • John Staurt Mill - Electronic Democracy

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    only having a voice in the exercise of that ultimate sovereignty, but being, at least occasionally, called on to take an active part in the government, by the personal discharge of some public function, local or general John Stuart Mill agreed that democracy was the form of government that could best secure the happiness of all. But the end is not just well-being, as earlier utilitarians argued, though it is that. The end that recommends it is the tendency to foster self-development and individuality

  • Electronic Medical Files: A Threat to Privacy?

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    Electronic Medical Files: A Threat to Privacy? Abstract:  Electronic medical databases and the ability to store medical files in them have made our lives easier in many ways and riskier in others.  The main risk they pose is the safety of our personal data if put on an insecure an insecure medium.  What if someone gets their hands on your information and uses it in ways you don't approve of? Can you stop them?  To keep your information safe and to preserve faith in this invaluable technology

  • Transparency, Transparencycy And Privacy

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    kinds. Transparency, enabled by visibility, also has become a virtual stand-in for democracy by way of observation, clarity, and behavior (Flyverbom et al. 2016; Christensen and Cheney 2015). A fundamental part of democracy is, after all, consent from the public being governed, and that consent is not only without merit but ultimately meaningless if the public is not informed (Florini

  • The Role of the Mass Media in Ghana’s Democracy

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    There is a linkage between the mass media and democracy. The press in the Gold Coast played a significant role in the struggle for the country’s independence from colonialism. Ghana was birth after independence and it has experienced a history of democracy and a mixture of coup d’états. This reduced the beauty of the once vibrant democratic state to a state where the rights of many Ghanaians were imprisoned, beaten, killed by soldiers. Journalist like Kweku Barku, Kwesi Pratt and others were beaten

  • Snowden's Revelations: ECPA & USA Freedom Acts

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    moment believed as private is known as an illusion. In the United States, privacy and freedom is a huge part of the people's rights being that the United States is based on Democracy which is liberty, equality and justice for all. Being monitored without knowledge to this extent leaves privacy and freedom in the dust. “In a democracy, the people are sovereign—they are the highest form of political authority” (Diamond, 2004) Most importantly, U.S Citizen's fourth amendment provided under the U.S constitution

  • Democracy: Yesterday and Today

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    The word Democracy has been defined a number of different ways by many people all over the country. This word has also meant different things over the years as things began to change throughout the United States. People in the past had different views on Democracy because life back then was much different than it is today. People realize that they really have a voice and a chance to fight and vote for what they believe in. The television show, “The Voice”, sees democracy as only the people who own

  • Freedom Of Expression

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    broadcast expression, clearly embracing the advancements and proliferation of communications technology. Unfortunately People leave tracks as they move through electronic networks. Whenever we do business, electronically or otherwise, the other party knows something about our preferences and activities. But when we use the new electronic vending machines and digital cash, the merchants with whom we deal can keep a detailed record that reveals much more, in aggregate,about our activities. Store and

  • A State Of Ignorance Analysis

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    Martin Lopez Jr David Leitch Pols 155 5 December 2014 A State of Ignorance Democracy, a foundation of equality in the United States in which rule is organized by the people, and for the people. In order for rule to be effective, people require political knowledge and understanding to help set forth actions. Knowing little or nothing about ones rights and the responsibility of government makes it difficult to hold political leaders accountable for their decisions. In the U.S, political knowledge is

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Digital Democracy

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    the comfort of our homes. Surveys and questionnaires are answered through email and ballots are filled out online in a process known as digital democracy. Technology has raised the question of whether or not political representatives are even still necessary in our government. There are many advantages and disadvantages to digital democracy. Digital democracy would be advantageous because it is simpler, less expensive, and caters to younger citizens; but it is disadvantageous because it is potentially

  • Internet Influence On Democracy

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    the people have a right to use the internet. However, does the internet have a positive or negative influence on a democracy? For today, it certainly is not positive (it is flawed and messy), but I would not classify it as seriously negative either. This is not to say that that will not change. I think that the internet has the ability to become a very bad influence on our democracy. On the surface, the internet seems to be a great influence. However, you have to go deeper. Nearly everyone that

  • Importance Of Press And Media

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    The Innovative Considerate On Freedom Of Press And Media Abstract: Freedom refers to the state of liberty, or right and privileged to speak and act according to one’s own will. Press and media (print, electronic and online) are the most important medium of expressing opinion of the people in a democratic country that justifies one’s individual right to speech and expression, a coveted right enshrined in the Indian constitution and in the constitution of other countries on the globe. Press generally

  • Essay on Tomas Friedman's Ideas on Globalization

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    The United States used to be a place of dreams, a country where any willing body in the world envied. The opportunity to escape the old world and start anew, the chance to buy a home to your name, raise a family with little worries, have a secure job that would provide enough, and ultimately the right to say to the other nations, “I am free”. Sadly today, that opportunity is closing, the chance is slipping and that free America is being chained by the very same people robbing others of a life. The

  • Exemplification Essay: The Need to Improve the Apathetic Attitude of Young People

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    some students are reluctant to vote, and although they may not realize it, their lack of concern is actually affecting politics itself. According to Alex Cole, founder of Democracy Matters, in the 2000 presidential election, less than 18% of the country's 18-24 year olds voted. Maybe a childhood filled with entertaining electronic devices has made them politically apathetic. But maybe they vote less because they don't see the po... ... middle of paper ... ...different adults who only care about

  • America's Decline of Freedom of Speech

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    A Burmese comedian by the name of Zarganar was sentenced to 35 years for violating the Electronics Acts in 2008. Afterwards, Zarganar received an additional 14 years for supporting destructive acts against the state. Even though he was arrested and sentenced for violating the Electronics Acts and Video Acts, his only real crime was openly criticizing the Burmese government's handling of a past incident (Farrington 66). The Burmese government and others like it are the types of governments our nation's

  • Pros And Cons Of Oligarchy In The United States

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    area. Oligarchy is the limitation of political power to a few if families or individuals. This is not like what we have in the U.S.A., but we should have it because there are too many people in this country that are in power. In the U.S.A we have a democracy that means that there is a president and then congress that are in charge and they have too much power. Oligarchy on the flip side doesn't have too many people in power if u read the definition stated at the top. Oligarchy should be our government

  • Importance Of Good Governance

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    institutions. ii. Consensus Oriented: In democracy there are several opinions and several interests about every decision. A good consensus among different viewpoints for the best interest of the society and for long term wellbeing of people is essential for good

  • Statement of Purpose for the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

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    also wanted to solve practical problems concerning electronics.Since,practically all electronics were based on semiconductor devices,which work on a very small length scales i choose electronics and communication engineering as my undergraduate major.My aim in pursuing graduate studies is not just to study engineering,but do something fundamenatal,study objects and their behaviour at small scales.Solid state electronics is the perfect choice for me,since it includes all the three areas i am s...

  • Four Way Light Switch Report

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    Introduction: I chose this topic; because I thought it would be fun to make a four-way switch that turns on the same light. I got the idea to make one when I went online to search for the perfect project idea. I found information about a three way light switch and decided that this is what I want to do, but to make it more difficult I decided to create a four way light switch instead. It sounds like the perfect experiment to try. I felt that if I did this project I would learn more about electricity

  • The effects of electronic products and social media on social isolation

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    Incredible advancements in personal electronics and social media over recent decades have led to people today being more connected to one another than ever before, with a wide array of communication mediums available. However, people are more lonely and distant (more socially isolated) in their “unplugged lives”, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology social psychologist Sherry Turkle, PhD. Webster’s dictionary defines isolation as “the state of being in a place or situation that is

  • Of Jenna Wortham's 'Turn Off The Phone (And The Tension)'

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    Jenna Wortham’s “Turn Off the Phone (And the Tension)”, most definitely brings the question, “what am I doing?” to mind. This article explains Wortham’s deep opinion on electronic use, and its affects on today’s society. Wortham’s article mentions the idea of going “screenless”, which is removing yourself from your phone or any other device to reconnect with what you’ve been missing in the world. I agree that this strategy is beneficial to those that are attached to their screens. Even though going