Representative Democracy is a Bitch – or could it be turned into a completely different animal after all?

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Representative Democracy is a Bitch – or could it be turned into a completely different animal after all?
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Representative Democracy as it is practiced today is outdated and needs to be adapted to the modern age, if it should be more than just democratic theatre. The main issues that need to be addressed are to allow people to participate more than just making a cross every few years, taking all and not only corporate interests into account and being transparent about the whole law-making process.

I want to present a model of representative democracy to address those needs which will, among others, feature liquid votes,  votes for Parliamentarians by topic, different voting weights for Parliamentarians, expert decision-making committees, representation of many different groups in Parliament and its Committees, changing majorities instead of stable coalitions, completely transparent decision-making of Parliamentarians and direct elections and deselections of ministers and heads of state.

Representative democracy needs to be supplemented by democratic processes which allow for the direct participation and decision-making of all people. This should work top-down as well as botton-up: Parliament will need the people to accept major reforms, especially if they concern constitutional matters. The people may initiate laws and push them through, if they gain enough support. I will present how exactly this new system could work, where the advantages and disadvantages lie and I am looking forward to your input to improve or reject my model on reforming democracy.
Presenter
Martina Pöser
I'm 36, single, proud mother of two cats, living in Bremen (Germany), legal advisor in public administration with a master degree in European and international law, European Coordinator and Candidate for the European elections for the German Pirate Party. Anything else may be found on my wikipage (in German): https://wiki.piratenpartei.de/Benutzer:LunaLoof

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