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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


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.