Democracy 2.0

portrait91.jpgAt his webblog Bruno Gisusiani writes about “participative” democracy in a reference to French politician and presidential candidate Segolène Royal who is, apparently, designing her political program based on input submitted via her website.

Political campaigns haven’t been the same since Joe Trippi did wonders for Howard Dean by building his presidential campaign on social media, but is Segolène Royal’s approach a healthy way of engaging the public or is it simply straightforward populistic?

Here in Denmark, social-media-campagning is still an open-territory as no political party seems to have employed new media in any particularly interesting or novel way…yet.

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