From Majority Rule To Inclusive Politics

March 30, 2018|
From Majority Rule To Inclusive Politics by Peter Emerson
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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


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: majo...
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Title:From Majority Rule To Inclusive Politics
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:146 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:146 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:March 30, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319794938

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