[חדש]
David   יום ו', 31/03/2006 שעה 18:47
1. In the spirit of Occam's razor it seems best to let each party decide upon it's list of candidates and leave the individual voter with only the final (simple) choice of which party to vote for. If voters choose wisely then they will choose the party with the subjectively best list of candidates. If not then they will also individually choose a list of corrupt and incopetent single politicians using your proposed method (perhaps with appealing campains).

2. Replacing some (30? 60? 90?) of the Knesset seats with regional candidates is an idea worth discussing. This may force local and social issues into the agenda that -even today- lacks them to a large degree.

3. Finally, suppose we added the option to take away a vote from a party. That is, you could choose to either give your vote to a party of your choice using a white ballot with black print or to cancle out one vote for a party you dislike (say by voting with a black ''anti-ballot'' with white print). The total number of votes each party would get would be the total number of white ballots minus the total number of black ''anti-ballots''. However, each voter could only cast one envelope, so ''anti-ballots'' would be useful mainly for people who claim they don't have anybody to vote for (and not for people who do support a certain party). Do you think that less people would avoid voting? Do you think that the will of the people would be represented more accurately?

[הגב על תגובה זו]   [קישור ישיר לתגובה זו]            

P.S. [חדש]
David   יום ו', 31/03/2006 שעה 18:54
בתגובה לDavid
As for point 3: do you think that ''anti-ballots'' will create an insentive for all parties to generate less antagonism? To rely more on civil discourse than inflammatory rhetorics? To be more polite to an ideological adversary?
After all, on top of worrying about your own crowd liking you you might not want the other camp to hate you too passionately..
Could it improve the coduct of secreterian politicians?
[הגב על תגובה זו]   [קישור ישיר לתגובה זו]            

[חזור לדיון]
מאמר אורח צור קשר על האתר חזור לעמוד הראשי קישורים תנאי שימוש אקסטרה תיק העיתונות של אפלטון
RSS כל הדיונים המתמשכים ספר אורחים עזרה טכנית לוח ימי ההולדת של הבלוגוספירה מקלדת וירטואלית ארכיון חפש באתר
כל הזכויות שמורות © אורי קציר 2004-2010