The institutional “competence” A The active role that other parliaments will have in the configuration of new local services, transparency and accountability. Parliaments 2.0 as an unstoppable reality.
Political and institutional legitimacy deficit B In times of crisis, there is a permanent debate about the role of parliaments and its congressmen. Politicians as the third major problem in Spain.
politics politicians no ideology Political parties privileges Protest vote abstention Weariness Vote reputation
Costs and privileges C Questioning political representation, its privileges, as well as its operating costs
Change in relationships D Profound change in the relationships between representatives and the represented and the increase of “controlled policy” which in turn, will allow different initiatives 1. Monitoring 2. Control and supervision 3. Permanent information 4. Visualizations 5. Accountability platforms 6. Activism
Visitor introduces postal code and is informed of whom are his/her representatives. He/She may write an e-mail or send a fax. http://www.writetothem.com/
The postal code is introduced and the English Parliament representatives appear with detailed information on each other: laws they have voted for, what questions have they asked and on how many debates have they intervened. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
It also works so that english politicans know: - that they are being observed - that what they say is commented - that often they are contacted directly because of something they have said in a debate, an assembly or parliament.
Thanks to very visual graphs, you can get to know all the activities of the European parliament, including the congressmen assistance. http://www.epvote.eu/
Analysis on the Italian Parliament, specially measuring its members productivity based on their appearances and initiatives http://parlamento.openpolis.it/
Monitoring of the laws in the New Zeland Parliament. The public can review and see links news or blogs. http://theyworkforyou.co.nz/
Basque parliamentary activity with the most recent initiatives, the most involved members, and it is labeled by theme http://www.parlio.org/