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Testing the improved third vote during the 2018 election of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology student parliament

Tangian, Andranik S.

Abstract:
Under the ‘Third Vote’ method, the voters cast no votes but are asked about their preferences on policy issues as declared in the party manifestos (like in voting advice applications, e.g. German Wahl-O-Mat). Then the policy profile of the electorate with the balance of public opinion on every issue is determined. The degree to which the parties match with it is expressed by the parties’ representativeness indices of popularity (the average percentage of electors represented on all the issues) and universality (the percentage of cases when a majority is represented), and the parliament seats are distributed among the parties in proportion to their indices. The voters are no longer swayed by politicians’ charisma and communication skills but are directed to subject matters behind personal images and ideological symbols. The focus on choice properties (e.g., political and economic implications of Brexit) is supposed to make vote more rational and responsible, and representative democracy ‘more representative’ and ‘more democratic’.
This method has been approbated during the 2016 and 2017 elections of the Karlsruhe Institute of Techn ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000087353
Veröffentlicht am 12.11.2018
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre (ECON)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-9806
urn:nbn:de:swb:90-873538
KITopen-ID: 1000087353
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Umfang viii, 119 S.
Serie Working paper series in economics ; 117
Schlagworte Policy representation, representative democracy, direct democracy, elections, coalitions, theory of voting
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