How Technology Is Becoming A More Common Place Tool

943 WordsOct 13, 20164 Pages
‘We, the people’ was not created by the people but was created by white men who owned property. The Athenian democracy followed a similar rule; to be on the Athenian senate one had to be a male who owned property and was not a slave. This is a trend that has been seen through out the western world in establishing democracies; the hegemonic power controls the laws of the state. But now, with technology, we maybe able to empower the disenfranchised and have a more equal representation. And with more holistic and comprehensive laws due to having a more equal representation of the people, which may create less corruption. The more a government appears to be transparent, the more legitimate they seem to their citizens. Having a more transparent government, according to Rose-Ackerman, should reduce corruption. Technology is becoming a more common place tool to create more transparency within the government. With the increase of technology to increase transparency, more and more governments turn to Crowd-sourcing. Crowd-sourcing may become the trend of the future to fight corruption within the United States and abroad. Crowd-sourcing is defined as the “practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.” There are draw backs to using crowd-sourcing technology. Zinnbauer’s article explains some of the short comings of using
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