The Transformation of Democratic Governance: Virtualisation of Legislative Assemblies and Its Implications
Written on May, 2020
The advent of remote participation in legislative assemblies marks a profound alteration in the traditional modes of democratic governance. This shift is not merely operational but pertains to deeper issues concerning representation, transparency, and the political dynamics within legislative bodies. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many legislative houses have transitioned to some form of virtual or hybrid model to continue their functions. This essay aims to dissect the complex layers of this transformation, from the logistical challenges to the broader socio-political implications.