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The prior Parts of this e-Book address various specific aspects of election law. This last Part, by contrast, addresses foundational matters underlying all aspects of this field. As the point of all election law is to implement democracy, Section 8.1 considers the concept of democracy itself and the fundamental principles it entails. While the idea of democracy may be as old as ancient Greece, the implementation of this idea takes modern forms, and the invention of the internet offers the potential for new forms of democracy as revolutionary as the original face-to-face town meeting among the Athenians. Section 8.2 is devoted to the innovations in the implementation of democracy that have opened up in cyberspace.