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Single Idea 20599

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / b. Consultation]

Full Idea

A major question for democracy is how are the contributions of different people aggregated into a collective decision? Must votes have equal weight and consideration, or is it permissible for different people's votes to count differently?

Gist of Idea

How should democratic votes be aggregated? Can some person's votes count for more?


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 5 'What is')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.108

A Reaction

Mill hoped that wise and knowledgeable people would have a strong influence over the others, but we have recently moved into the post-truth era, where we are swamped by bogus facts. Does that strengthen the case for elite voting?

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Idea 20598 In a democracy, which 'people' are included in the decision process? [Tuckness/Wolf]

Idea 20560 Teledemocracy omits debate and deliberation, which are important parts of good decisions [Swift]