Item description for Designing an All-Inclusive Democracy: Consensual Voting Procedures for Use in Parliaments, Councils and Committees by Peter J. Emerson...
Democracy is for everybody, not just a majority. This book describes the voting procedures by which majority rule may be replaced by a more consensual system of governance. In a word, such an inclusive polity can be achieved by asking the voters or, more usually, their representatives in councils and parliaments, to state their preferences, so to facilitate the identification of that option which gains the highest average preference score. The first part of the book describes three different voting procedures, the Modified Borda Count, the Quota Borda System and the Matrix Vote, and gives a number of hypothetical examples, all clearly depicted in tables. In the second part, the voting mechanisms are discussed against the background of the theory of voting, social choice theory, human rights and mediation practice. The book includes a foreword by Sir Michael Dummett and contributions by Elizabeth Meehan, Hannu Nurmi and Maurice Salles, among others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 12, 2007
ISBN 3540331638 ISBN13 9783540331636
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More About Peter J. Emerson
Peter Emerson is Senior Practitioner (Family Therapy) at the Unthank Family Centre, Norwich, UK. Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. His most recent books include "After Words and "Young Masculinities, both published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Peter Emerson has an academic affiliation as follows - De Borda Institute, UK.