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25 Ordinary Citizens Write Iceland’s New Constitution With Help From Social Media

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posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Lets just hope they haven't decided to use 4chan or the like to institute their new government...I can only imagine what the outcome would be

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The newest government in the world was designed with help from comments on the internet. God help us all. After Iceland’s economic collapse in 2008, the island nation decided it was time to write a new constitution, this one not based on its parent country of Denmark but rather made from the original ideas of its citizens. Iceland’s small population of 320,000 elected 25 assembly members from 522 ordinary candidates (including lawyers, political science professors, journalists, and many other professions), who in turn opened their process up to the public in an unprecedented fashion. The Constitutional Council was highly active on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr, where they solicited comments and suggestions for the new government. On Friday July 29th, 2011, the Iceland parliament officially received the new constitution, comprised of 114 articles divided into 9 chapters. Set to be reviewed, and then put before vote for ratification by October 1st, the internet-assisted document marks a possible paradigm shift in governing. In the 21st Century, we’re writing our constitutions with social media. The future is a crazy place.


So, the ordinary people just tweeting and facebooking what they want in the constitution and debating it through that method...its a very interesting concept, and can either work brilliantly, or be the most epic disaster ever, either way, a very interesting social experiment.

They can do this because they are a very tiny country btw...can you imagine if the people of america or the uk were able to rewrite the constitution through internet debate..




posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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already posted buddy THREAD HERE try the search button



posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by ProphecyPhD
already posted buddy THREAD HERE try the search button


Thanks
For some reason, my search does not work anymore...blank results on everything.
I think there may be a java issue (?) or whatever is running their search...or just IE hates searching on ATS.

If a mod could be so kind...



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