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On the Weights of Nations: Assigning Voting Weights in a Heterogeneous Union

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Title: On the Weights of Nations: Assigning Voting Weights in a Heterogeneous Union
Creators: Jackson, Matt
Keywords: voting
democracy
representation
Issue Date: 2005-02-25
Publisher: Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Abstract: Economist Matthew Jackson insisted that direct democracy is the best way to access citizens' preferences, but that it is typically too costly for governments, which often turn to representatives to defray the high costs and act on behalf of a population. He proposed a model for assigning weights to representatives' votes that is “a second best” alternative to direct democracy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/31723
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