Operationalising e-Democracy through a System Engineering Approach in Mauritius and Australia

  • Soobhiraj Bungsraz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-380

About this book


“Soobhiraj Bungsraz provides a thought-provoking analysis about how we might transform existing forms of representative democracy into a workable e-democracy. His novel approach applies the principles of systems engineering to the architecture of democratic institutions. In so doing he challenges us to rethink what might be possible with respect to re-forming democratic institutions and practices in the digital age.”

— Jim Jose, Professor of Politics, Acting Assistant Dean Research, Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle, Australia

This book describes how the Systems Engineering (SE) methodology can be used to harness technology and enhance democracy within any political system. Moreover, it provides a practical roadmap for countries and politicians who are willing to change their existing system of governance to one that allows the people to have a meaningful say. In this regard, the book compares and contrasts two countries, Mauritius and Australia, highlighting how SE and e-democracy can be implemented in different contexts.

Soobhiraj Bungsraz’s aviation career spans more than a quarter of a century. He has served as the CEO of a national airline and as a Project Engineering Manager at Defence Australia, Royal Australian Air Force, for its F-35 project.


Democracy System Engineering and Democracy E-Democracy System Engineering and E-Democracy Swiss E-Democracy Digitising the Electoral System Technology and Democracy Political Will and Digital Leadership ICT and Digital Divide Measurement of E-Democracy Systems Theory in Politics Eastonian System E-Democracy in Mauritius E-Democracy in Australia ICT and the Economy ICT in Mauritius ICT in Australia Participatory Democratic System

Authors and affiliations

  • Soobhiraj Bungsraz
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  1. 1.University of Newcastle AustraliaNewcastleAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1776-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1777-8
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