Sunday, May 25, 2008

The illiberality of plebiscites

Alex Harrowell on the illiberality of direct democracy, this time in Switzerland. I should really apologise, by the way, for linking to a post elsewhere that makes a case that I've been striving to make for some time.

More, perhaps than any other single issue, I wish that this point were widely discussed and acknowledged.

1 comment:

Miller 2.0 said...

I don't see what's wrong with such illiberality from a procedural point of view (though I frequently dislike the outcomes).

Except...

This particular example is franchise-effecting, a heading which I would make my one caveat to direct democracy.