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From Majority Rule to Inclusive Politics

Authors: Emerson, Peter

  • Offers a complete guide on electing majority or all-party, power-sharing coalitions
  • Gives examples, clearly depicted in tables, to illustrate the different voting procedures
  • Shows how to achieve consensus by preferential voting
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About this book

This book discusses voting procedures in collective decision-making. Drawing on well-established election processes from all over the world, the author presents a voting procedure that allows for the speedy but fair election of a proportional, all-party coalition. The methodology - a matrix vote - is accurate, robust and ethno-color blind. In the vote, the counting procedure encourages all concerned to cross the gender as well as any party and/or sectarian divides.  While in the resulting executive each party will be represented fairly and, at best, with the consensus of parliament, every minister will be the one most suited to his/her new portfolio. By using preferential voting and thus achieving consensus, the matrix vote will be fundamental to the resolution of conflicts.

The matrix vote can also be used when:

•   two or more parliamentary parties elect a coalition government

•   one parliamentary party elects a government or shadow cabinet, or organizations in civil society elect their governing boards or executive committees

•   any group chooses a fixed number of individuals to form a team in which each member carries out a different function


About the authors

Like Jean-Charles de Borda, Peter Emerson was initially a naval officer.  After nine years in conventional submarines, he resigned his (British) commission to teach maths and physics in a school for the poor in Nairobi.  It was here in Kenya, and later in Rwanda, that he questioned the basis of Western democratic structures: majority voting and majority rule.  Then, in 1975, this son of an Irish Protestant father and English Catholic mother moved to Belfast, where, as in Africa, binary voting was seen to be both inaccurate and inadequate.  He is now the Director of the de Borda Institute, working in conflict zones and developing countries: the Balkans, the Caucasus, East Africa and most recently, China.

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23500-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23499-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Majority Rule to Inclusive Politics
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23500-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23500-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23499-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 146
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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