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Can you provide an example of an alternative look for representative d ...

Can you provide an example of an alternative look for representative democracy?
Posted by Emilia Hietala on 1 year ago


Democracy is almost always seen as the most optimal political system. Electoral rights are among the most valued among people living in western countries. However, democratic political systems--representative democracy, in particular--have a set of significant drawbacks. One of them is that there is no real choice to make during elections. Generally speaking, you can either support an already winning candidate, or support his/her opponent. There is no way you can express your protest against all the candidates (in case you do not trust them, for example) but not vote for any of them. In the electoral bulletins, there is often a tip “Vote against all.” By using it, you actually vote in favor of a winning candidate: he/she does not receive your voice, but so do the rest of the candidates. Which means that the overall balance between those who win and those who lose does not change; so, logically, by not supporting any of the candidates, you vote for the winner. The same refers to intentionally spoiling bulletins. It turns out that you are forced to vote, one way or another, for candidates. Another more obvious drawback is the dictatorship of the majority. All political campaigns, electoral agitation, and other similar processes are aimed at emotionally convincing the electorate that they are up to make an informed choice, whereas in fact this choice is based mostly on a person’s personal likes or dislikes. As a result, the majority votes for those whom they feel emotionally attached to, and the minority has to deal with the consequences of this choice.
Answered by devil-writer  on May 4, 2016
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