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Disentangling Democracy From Geography - The Atlantic

Disentangling Democracy From Geography - The Atlantic

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rather than asking “Is the internet good for democracy?”... explore whether the human characteristics ... amplified or diminished by the internet support a functioning democratic system...
The internet... collapses geography, greatly amplifies people’s ability to make connections ... However, the American democratic system is structured in a way that effectively equates political interest with geography... we don’t have a mechanism for our online communities to be represented in our political system...
balance between structures that emphasize geographic community with structures by which political interests can be represented irrespective of geographic location... more ways for people in a local community to connect with one another and better tools for understanding and participating in local government and politics.

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