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Single Idea 20090

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / e. General will]

Full Idea

Imagine having to develop a system today that would express the will of the people.

Gist of Idea

Today it seems almost impossible to learn the will of the people

Source

David van Reybrouck (Against Elections [2013], 2 'electoral')

Book Reference

Reybrouck,David van: 'Against Elections', ed/tr. Waters,Liz [Bodley Head 2016], p.55


A Reaction

Our recent Brexit referendum didn't do the job, because it was confined to a single question. Van Reybrouck laughs at the idea of expressing it through a polling both. How about a council of 500, drawn by lots? Meet for three months.