Direct Representation

Direct Representation is a major step towards an ideal democracy in which the power to make decisions on behalf of society rests equally with those who form the society. It is a significant step beyond Proportional Representation which is the best amongst the popular variants of the attempts at truly representing the people.

The below is just a quick introduction put up on 22-Oct-2011, and hopefully this Web site will have more of the related ideas expanded upon in the near future.

In Direct Representation, the people preserve their option to make their votes count by themselves, but have the option to select others to represent the former's views. E.g. If A and C select B as their representative, and on a given issue B knows that A would say Yes and C would say No, then B should vote the represented's views accordingly. If ever A or C is unhappy with how their individual votes were cast (on non-urgent to implement issues), then they should be able to change how their individual votes were cast by B within a certain amount of time (at least two weeks when the issue does not qualify for immediate action). If A or C are often unhappy with B, then they should be able to change their representative from B to someone else effective at the end of the pay period (two weeks or 1 month, like any other job). In this model, it becomes the duty of the representative to do a good job at representing the views of those they represent.

For more info contact For Goodness.