New electoral systems and old referendums
Gabrielle Demange ()
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I discuss the future of electoral systems' design. Two routes are worth investigating. First, new voting procedures can be designed and implemented due to new computing and communication facilities. I illustrate with two positive recent experiments in France and Switzerland. Second, the well-known old referendum needs to be investigated more thoroughly, especially because it is being increasingly popular in a variety of situations. I discuss some issues and directions for its improvement.
Keywords: Approval voting; New Apportionment Procedure; bi-apportionment; referendum (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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