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zod wrote

Direct democracy is a big step up, but it's still very flawed allowing the majority of the population to impart their will on the minority.

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theltrtduck wrote

What would be the alternative?

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Another option is hybrid direct-representative democracy.
Representatives vote on issues (and have X% say, preferably 40% or so) and the people vote on the same issues (with the rest of the say, preferably 60%). This helps to prevent tyranny of the majority, keeps some of the positives of representative democracy, but also directly empowers every citizen.

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zod wrote (edited )

Consensus is one option.

https://medium.com/anarchist-faq/is-consensus-an-alternative-to-direct-democracy-8a8c4e5695d1

Edit: Just posted a couple different anti-democracy pieces that suggest interesting alternatives.