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New from Geoff Mulgan: Democracy makes itself at home online

January 06, 2015 by Andrew Young

Geoff Mulgan, Network member and chief executive of Nesta, posted a new prediction around how “2015 will see the creation of new political parties organised in radically different ways.”

Mulgan predicts that “the aftermath of the UK election will see the first Internet-age parties emerge in the UK, our own versions of Podemos or Democracy OS. My hope is that they will help to engage millions of people currently detached from politics, and to provide them with ways to directly influence ideas and decisions…If new parties do spring up, the old ones will have to respond. Before long open primaries, deliberations on the Internet, and crowd-sourced policy processes could become the norm. As that happens politics will become messier and more interesting.”

Read the full post here.