Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171699
Authors: 
Gersbach, Hans
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Working Paper Series 16/256
Abstract: 
We outline a new voting procedure for representative democracies. This procedure should be used for important decisions only and consists of two voting rounds: a randomly-selected subset of the citizens is awarded a one-time voting right. The parliament also votes, and the two decisions are weighted according to a pre-defined key. The final decision is implemented. As this procedure gives the society – represented by the randomly-chosen subset – a better say for important decisions, the citizens might be more willing to accept the consequences of these decisions.
Subjects: 
Co-Voting
Representative Democracy
Citizen Participation
Legitimacy of Democracy
Assessment Voting
JEL: 
D7
D8
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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