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As technology advances and governance becomes virtual, citizens are becoming better equipped to individually hold officials accountable, and governments are becoming increasingly efficient. (Photo: Maryland GovPics/ Flickr)
Participation, Transparency and Efficiency: the True Indicators of Modernization in the 21st Century
When I was a kid growing up in Brazil, all governments in Latin America were right-wing military dictatorships. Today they are all center-left wing democracies—seemingly representing extraordinary progress. However, socio-economic indicators and trust in government have hardly improved. In the ...