[EM] The structuring of power and the composition of norms by communicative assent

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Mon Jan 26 14:07:38 PST 2009

Juho Laatu wrote:

> I was thinking about public formal
> elections (e.g. parliamentary). They
> nowadays generally use secret votes.
> Doing that same at the very bottom
> level of a proxy system would not be
> too difficult.

Sorry, I missed where you said "current systems".  So you're talking
about the state/administrative side.  OK.
> > All of this is easier, more natural, if...
> Secret votes could also be seen as an
> invention of the human race that relieves
> some problems that they have (coercion,
> vote buying, fear of revealing too much
> of oneself).

Agreed, not strictly dependent: whether system design is natural, and
whether it's useful.

Michael Allan

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