What if referendums do not only concern a determined proposal but initiators get the space to contribute alternatives? What if voters can give input on more concrete proposals while maintaining numeric and accessible advantages of referendums? And how can citizens’ assemblies play a role in formulating referendum alternatives?

Charlotte Wagenaar, researcher within the REDRESS-project, offers that (local) referendums can be designed more constructively. This preserves the advantages of voting while also concerning concrete alternatives that really matter for citizens.

Read the entire article on the Montesquieu Institute website.

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