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In “The Digital Party as a Vehicle for Transformational Political Change in Arab Spring Countries: Opportunities for
Syria”, Dina Ramadan notes correctly that “instead of assuming their role in modernizing Syrian society, raising awareness, educating citizens and building a common national identity...” Syria’s political parties chose to follow “narrow ethnic or ideological interests, and sometimes foreign agendas”. A viable and convincing alternative to the current status of political misrepresentation is identified by Ramadan: the digital party. The digital party, with “its open, easily accessible, participatory platform allowing for transparent bottom-up policies and decision-making
processes” might succeed in reversing the trend of “popular apathy and distrust, and motivate the masses to participate again”.