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  • 08/2018
  • 9781725937512
  • 88 pages
  • $5.99
Class Struggles
Descriptive statistics can be used to create new varieties of democratic representation when econometric terms are applied to institutions and electorates. Class-based themes are introduced into the political process when half of the electorate belongs to the below median chamber and the other half of the electorate belongs in the above median chamber. The highest standard of democratic entitlements applies, with "one person, one vote" and proportional representation applying to the income-based representation. When the classes are split by the median, each electorate acquires role identity and this will help them understand the public policy from their own perspective. Wage constraints on the below median income chamber will align the interests of the voters with their represent-atives. Each representative will view the bills voted on in terms of how they impact their current financial position. This improves agency within the political system. The properties of role identity and improved agency will contribute to more frequent and more productive economic reforms being passed through the legislature. One of the more important qualities income-based representation imparts to the electorate are protections against discrimination. Any demographic group (women, African Americans, Latino, etc.) that suffers employment or wage discrimination will be concentrated in the below median chamber improving their chances of gaining a majority. This arrangement will force the majority demographic group to negotiate economic reforms that benefit minorities and other discriminated groups. Once the wage or employment discrimination disappears, the concentration of minorities within the below median chamber ends and the political advantage is lost as all demographic groups are distributed equally between the two income-based chambers.
Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2018
  • 9781725937512
  • 88 pages
  • $5.99

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