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What do you understand by a civic technology? Discuss in what way they can pave the way towards more progressive and democratic political systems.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

3.  What do you understand by a civic technology? Discuss in what way they can pave the way towards more progressive and democratic political systems.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is based on the concept of Civic technologies.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail what you understand by civic technologies and how they can pave the way towards more progressive and democratic political systems.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define what a civic technology is.

Body:

Civic technology, or civic tech, enhances the relationship between the people and government with software for communications, decision-making, service delivery, and political process. It includes information and communications technology supporting government with software built by community-led teams of volunteers, nonprofits, consultants, and private companies.

Take queues from the article and explain how they can lead to more progressive and democratic political systems.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance, discuss that civic technology focuses on improving the daily lives of individuals, making the society more equitable and improving the efficiency of organizations such as the government.