Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Making Institutions Accountable

Gordon Brown has commented that it is very important to make all of the countries institutions accountable. I wonder if he means those private institutions, the banks, or public institutions, including the police forces, Bank of England and MOD? Could the remit include charitable institutions or the Church?

Interactive Democracy could make all of these institutions accountable in a way that has never before been seen, as petitions may be launched to demand investigations into their behaviour or even demand the sacking of their senior officers. I doubt if many of these petitions would garner sufficient support to force the government to react, but this system may cause changes in these institutions, nevertheless, as they will be able to monitor the public sentiment and can change accordingly.

It is also interesting that this system gives customers, investors and workers a voice that they may not otherwise have.

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