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To what extent does KuneAgi contribute to having the opinion of citizens being better taken into account in public and political life?

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Those wielding power in the polity are generally confronted with two types of opposition: a collective, but inarticulate refusal of an evolution or of a reform, taking the romantic form of a "struggle" or of massive demonstrations, or a well-thought opposition by an isolated individual or a small group of specialists, as in press editorials. These forms of opposition are easy to discard. The first one as the vociferous expression of an irresponsible resistance, of an egoistic inertia or of a shameful ignorance, while the second is rejected as the interesting but unrepresentative opinion of an individual or of a small group. Those in power install themselves in the comfortable position of claiming that "there is no alternative" to their policy, as Margaret Thatcher notoriously formulated.

KuneAgi contributes to creating the most powerful and collectively the most productive counter-power: the positive counter-power resulting from the collective formulation of credible alternatives. These alternative are both technically valid and democratically legitimate, because they take into account, in their elaboration process, the technical opinions and the moral judgements of all persons involved. They provide powerful targets for political action, because they are both efficient and reachable. In front of this form of positive counter-power, the usual means to refuse considering contrary opinions loose their efficiency. Those wielding power are in the obligation to justify their decisions, to provide convincing arguments, and to explain. They are additionally threatened to see citizens uniting around these proposals and attempting to implementing them themselves, by taking over their elected position. This is a strong incentive for officials to take into accounts these citizens' claims.

In this sense, KuneAgi contributes to the democratisation of public life.

 

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