Civic Crowdfunding Can Revive the Citizens-Politics Relationship

  The relation between citizens and representative democracy is in a deep crisis, as indicated by a fall in the number of voters l in many countries all around the world. It’s a global phenomenon caused by the wide gap, that is growing every day between politicians and the community. The lack of transparency in public funds management, the perception that lobby interests rule choices of decision makers, the difficulty of measuring goals and efficiency of administrative actions create deep problems of trust. Crowdfunding is usually related to politics just about financing candidates for elections, but the evolution of practice suggests a wider range of possibilities. Premise: The Need to be Involved People need and want to be involved in community management, they ask to be part of the...

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