Dossier: Democracy and Good Governance

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How much influence do you have? Really. Does your vote truly count? Does anyone speak for you? Democracy is up for grabs. Take it and don’t let go.

The good, the bad, the responsible
Does your government (if there is one) actually achieve anything? And if so, how fast do they get things moving? Are your politicians for sale? Can you send them an e-mail? And do you ever get a response? Can you hold them accountable? It's good governance  -  with ‘good’ being a relative term.

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