Scientization of democracy -the science & policy nexus
April 27th, 2016 | By Mirza Abdul Aleem Baig | No Comments
"Unless scientists and policymakers learn to work together effectively, both domains will suffer." - Lewis M. Branscomb What role does science play in the government? What is the role of science in relation to policymaking? Democratic societies make policies and decisions based on various inputs, including, economic considerations, societal standards, general public views, and the principles and vision of the government of the day. As we enter the 21st century, policy…Read More
Citizen-Centric e-governance: Can Pakistans democracy be improved?
January 14th, 2016 | Mirza Abdul Aleem Baig | No Comments
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have turned into the miracle medicine for curing any country from the diseases of corruption, mismanagement, poor governance, inflation, monopolies, illiteracy and so forth. ICT tools and techniques to support good governance have considerably changed with the appearance of social media, simulation techniques, opinion mining, open government data, text analytics and visualization. Today, people are more connected than ever before through…Read More
ICT for sustainable democracy and good governance
February 1st, 2013 | Technology Times | No Comments
"The constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." - Patrick HenryTHROUGHOUT THE last three or four decades, the storm of democratic movements and reforms has blown around the world, and democratic decentralization has extended globally. In all continents, most governments have embraced decentralization programmes. The United Nations has…Read More
E-democracy: Isnt a key to cease corruption?
December 12th, 2012 | Technology Times | No Comments
By Mirza Abdul Aleem Baig"THE REAL difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Whenever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few of many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is democracy" - AristotleIt is now extensively accepted that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have an important role in national development. The developmental prospective of information and communication technologies have been broadly discussed…Read More