Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171657
Authors: 
Gersbach, Hans
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Working Paper Series 15/214
Abstract: 
In this paper, we present a new way to deal with initiatives, i.e. proposals that can be submitted to voting by the citizens of a democracy. We call it “Assessment Voting”. It takes place in two rounds. Before the conclusive voting, a given number of randomly-chosen voters casts its votes. These voters have exercised their right to vote irrevocably. The results from this first round are a good assessment of the outcome to be expected from a voting of all citizens. Once the results of the first round are published, the initiative group has the possibility to withdraw its proposal. It can also choose to proceed, so that the remaining voters now vote in the second round. The results of both rounds are added for the final decision. In response to an Assessment Voting, initiatives may also be revised or counterproposals can be made, triggering a restart of the two-round voting process.
Subjects: 
Assessment Voting
Initiativen und Referenda
Direkte Demokratie
JEL: 
D82
G21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
634.77 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.