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The UK Pirate Party [Aug. 12th, 2009|04:54 pm]
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I think the UK Pirate Party will be a worthy proponent of certain progressive views on digital rights and related issues in the current UK parliamentary system, but that they will need some at least basic general economic, education, health, security, etc policies/affiliations/agreements, a la the Green Party, to draw attention from more average or undecided voters.

Hmm, I need to do political science research on varieties of devolved, participatory and direct democracy to see what possible progressive systems and methods have been suggested as a pluralistic alternative to the party whip system.. Also, more teeth to select committees? Thoughts or suggestions?

Crossposted from my blog.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2009-08-12 06:10 pm (UTC)

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Being pro-PR would be a good start :->
[User Picture]From: kasyx
2009-08-13 07:55 pm (UTC)

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Please don't confuse political science and political philosophy with the current state of politics in the world. They bear absolutely no relation to each other. The former two I have studied, enjoyed and am interested in. The latter is a monumental fuck up. If there was any relation between the two subjects, then we wouldn't be as fucked as we are.
[User Picture]From: mirukux
2009-08-13 08:31 pm (UTC)

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yeah, but you can use arguments from the former to try and influence the latter, especially on issues of reform towards a better system of governance. i'm a empirical optimist in this sense - things have changed for the better in the past and can change again.