David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics 121 (1):148-177 (2010)
Democracy is commonly associated with political equality and/or majority rule. This essay shows that these three ideas are conceptually separate, so the transition from any one to another stands in need of further substantive argument, which is not always adequately given. It does this by offering an alternative decision-making mechanism, called lottery voting, in which all individuals cast votes for their preferred options but, instead of these being counted, one is randomly selected and that vote determines the outcome. This procedure is democratic and egalitarian, since all have an equal chance to influence outcomes, but obviously not majoritarian
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Yann Allard-Tremblay (2012). The Epistemic Edge of Majority Voting Over Lottery Voting. Res Publica 18 (3):207-223.
Similar books and articles
Richard Bradley & Thompson (2012). A (Mainly Epistemic) Case for Multiple-Vote Majority Rule. Episteme 9 (1):63-79.
Jitendra Nath Sarker (2006). Majority Rule and Minority Rights. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 2:169-173.
Fabienne Peter (2007). The Political Egalitarian's Dilemma. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (4):373 - 387.
Wojciech Sadurski (2008). Equality and Legitimacy. Oxford University Press.
Hélène Landemore (2012). Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many. Princeton University Press.
Christopher Thompson (2013). A General Model of a Group Search Procedure, Applied to Epistemic Democracy. Synthese 190 (7):1233-1252.
Preston King (1998). Democracy and the Persistence of Power. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (4):93-112.
Mathias Risse (2009). On the Philosophy of Group Decision Methods I: The Nonobviousness of Majority Rule. Philosophy Compass 4 (5):793-802.
Jitendra Nath Sarker (2008). Popular Sovereignty. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:711-719.
Samuel Freeman (1990). Constitutional Democracy and the Legitimacy of Judicial Review. Law and Philosophy 9 (4):327 - 370.
Robert E. Goodin & Christian List (2006). A Conditional Defense of Plurality Rule: Generalizing May's Theorem in a Restricted Informational Environment. American Journal of Political Science 50 (4):940-949.
Paul Woodruff (2005). First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea. Oxford University Press.
Joshua Cohen (2009). Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays. Harvard University Press.
Added to index2010-12-04
Total downloads111 ( #10,155 of 1,100,127 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #90,386 of 1,100,127 )
How can I increase my downloads?