The Power Of The Athenian Constitution

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The general public did not create, ‘We, the people’, but by 50 or so 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 trend has been seen throughout the western world in establishing democracies; the hegemonic power controls the laws of the state. But now, with technology, we are 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 commonplace tool to create transparency within the government. Governments are starting to use Crowd-sourcing as a technological tool to increase transparency.

Crowd-sourcing may become the trend of the future to fight corruption within the United States and abroad. Crowd-sourcing as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictonary 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.” People have been using crowd sourcing in the private and non-profit sector. Famous examples of this are AirBnB and
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