political reform

Proposals for political reform usually seek to change the way that political power is achieved, how laws are made, and how politicians act. They may affect any of:

[+] uniqueness, copying, staging

[+] typical historical sequence of reforms

anticipated future reforms

It is obviously more difficult to predict future political reforms.

In Creating a New Civilization - The Politics of the Third Wave, 1994, Alvin and Heidi Toffler argue (supported by Newt Gingrich who wrote the foreword), argue that future reform to liberal democracy will tend to:

Other concerns likely to be reflected in future political reforms include:
  • political privacy - possibly implemented with blind credentials - in an age where subtle and deliberate targetting of people for their views is easier and could be done by any state or powerful corporate entity
  • limiting some Troll Age tactics such as negative campaigns, political identity theft and hacktivism.
  • more transparent government purchasing to validate that the way a state spends citizen's money reflects those citizens' values and does not propagate processes that the citizens themselves believe are responsible for conflict or harm to others they care about

freedoms, politics as usual, civics as usual