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SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Democratic Decision-making

Consensus Voting for Civic Society and Parliaments

Authors: Emerson, Peter

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  • Provides a practical guide to democratic decision-making
  • Compares voting procedures used in collective decision-making
  • Highlights the advantages of a preferential points system of voting
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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.

About the authors

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). 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratic Decision-making
Book Subtitle
Consensus Voting for Civic Society and Parliaments
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52808-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52808-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-52807-2
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 99
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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