[council] Rationale of thresholds for initiating issues reports and PDPs
avri at acm.org
Fri May 25 05:38:08 UTC 2007
On 25 maj 2007, at 05.52, Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> The view points on this topic tend to divide by those
> that have weighted voting (want it retained) and those that don't
> it removed) :-)
I am not sure that the division between the two positions maps that
strictly. I expect there are those on both sides of this issue who
are able to look at it more or less dispassionately and make a
decision that is not based on whether they have 1 vote or 2. I
believe that is at least true for the individual representatives.
That may not be true for the constituencies themselves - it is hard
to imagine a collective mind such as a constituency that enforces
constituency based united front voting being willing to give up such
an advantage if it has it, or not wanting an advantage it doesn't have.
And yes, I noticed that you said 'tends'. ;-)
note on 'united front' for anyone who has not encountered the term
before, it is a notion that no matter how much disagreement there may
be within a group, e.g. a constituency, it behaves as if of one mind
outside the constituency. in the politics it is sometimes called
party discipline. opinions on whether it is good or evil vary.
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