The Problem.- Decision-making.- The A-B-C-D of Voting.- Consensus Voting.- The Consequences of Consequences.- Comparing Decision-making Voting Procedures.- Comparing Electoral Systems.
This book provides a practical guide to how groups of people, everywhere, from the local village council to the United Nations Security Council, can best make collective decisions. By comparing the many voting procedures used in democratic decision-making, it explains why win-or-lose binary voting can be inaccurate and divisive, while the more inclusive preferential points system of voting can be so much more accurate and, therefore, more democratic; indeed, it is a win-win methodology. The text, essential reading for anyone interested in fair and participatory collective decision-making, also compares the most common electoral systems.
Peter Emerson is the director of the Belfast-based international NGO "The de Borda Institute" (Ireland). He has campaigned for inclusive governance since 1978. His publications include From Majority Rule to Inclusive Politics (Springer, 2016), Defining Democracy: Voting Procedures in Decision-Making, Elections and Governance (2nd ed. in 2012, Springer) and Designing an All-Inclusive Democracy: Consensual Voting Procedures for Use in Parliaments, Councils and Committees (Springer, 2007).
Collana: SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 215 gr
Illustration Notes:15 Illustrations, black and white
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