Virtual Parliamentary Dynamics: Navigating the Complex Terrain of Democracy in the Digital Age
Written on May, 2020
The transformation of parliamentary proceedings from traditional face-to-face interactions to virtual or hybrid models represents a significant development in the political landscape. While virtual parliaments offer the advantage of adaptability, particularly in times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, they also present unique challenges and questions concerning democratic representation, the nature of political interaction, and the role of technology in governance. This essay explores these challenges by focusing on how parliamentary dynamics change in a virtual environment and the implications for democratic engagement.