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ASIMAKOPOULOS, JOHN. A radical proposal for direct democracy in large societies. Rev. Econ. Polit. [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.2, pp.430-447. ISSN 1809-4538.

It is argued direct democracy is attainable but only in ways that connect to the experiences of daily life. By modifying existing institutions of governance it is pragmatically possible to achieve a society resembling distant utopias. One proposal is based on the argument that all electoral systems are inherently fraudulent under any regime. Rather, direct democracy alone can provide substantive equality. Therefore it is suggested legislative and judicial branches be filled by lottery while leaving the demos as the executive through internet voting modeled on the principle of state propositions.

Palavras-chave : democracy; elections; social theory; political systems.

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