Las plataformas digitales son un instrumento para democratizar la participación porque superan las tiranías de espacio y tiempo tradicionales. Pero la mejora de la participación democrática tiene niveles de cumplimiento variados.
The UK is about to stop shareholders monopolising votes for company boards, with worker voice. Asset managers control most shareholder votes in public companies through ‘other people’s money’. They have systemic conflicts of interest, because shareholder votes may influence companies to buy asset managers’ financial products (eg pension schemes). This enables mass self-dealing.
In spite of clear popular support, Iceland's new crowd-sourced constitution was recently killed by politicians. An ex-member of the constitutional council sheds some light on what happened - and why there might still be some hope for this unique experiment. (Thorvaldur Gylfason)
What the future holds in store and what will be the fate of the bill for a new constitution is hard to say at this point in time. But what is evident is that the battle of “who owns Iceland” is being fought and is at its high water mark. There is much at stake. (Thorhildur Thorleifsdottir)