Applying sequential choice on voting and election is a means of solving a classic formal logic problem, i.e. how to elect one person among more than two alternatives. Democracy with Sequential Choice and Fund Voting provides an answer to Coleman’s vision of political money (political science, economics). The book reviews Arrow’s work on group choice (economics). The book introduces fund voting for budgeting and project planning, land and urban planning, as well as for resources utilization (economics, public administration science, environmental science, resources economics) The application of sequential choice and fund voting is examined under that perspective of sociology, which concerns the assumption that societies owe their existence to common tasks, and likewise, under the main theme of anthropology, i.e. what generates human society and keeps it going.
There was indeed very little concordance in the assessments of the juries and the general public in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 (10 May). The next day the message of the winning song was discussed on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service´s news. There it was argued that the participating countries had expressed varied attitudes to the message of the winning song. Similar discussions took place on the Internet.
Democracy Center has for some time made efforts to initiate fund voting among MPs and deputy MPs on two separate issues, i.e. fisheries control and a master plan for the exploitation and protection of the country’s energy resources. The project has been presented to them in conversations, either individually or in pairs of two.
The following is a description of an approach based on the experience gained by a fund voting project carried out in Skaftárhreppur Municipality (South Iceland). The project was prepared and carried out by the Democracy Center.
This was a general fund voting project, i.e. all those in the voters´ directory could participate.