Digital Transformation and Democratic Governance: An In-depth Analysis of the Evolution of US State Legislatures in the Digital Era
About the National Conference of State Legislatures. Written on January, 2022
The advent of the digital era has instigated a sea-change in the operational dynamics of legislative bodies across the globe. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a pivotal organisation in the United States that supports the functioning of state legislatures, has been deeply involved in these transformative processes. The seismic shifts that have occurred within the landscape of US state legislatures, propelled by rapid digital advancement and the unprecedented global pandemic, have necessitated a comprehensive reassessment of established norms and procedures. This period of change has heralded an exploration of the emerging role of remote access technology in legislative functions and the impact of these developments on the democratic process.