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Majoritarianism

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All constitutional arrangements ultimately resort to some form of procedurally-based decision-making. In its broadest sense, ‘majoritarianism’ can refer to any component of a constitutional system in which those with final decision-making power have an equal say or vote in resolving disputes. Accordingly, the term describes not a substantive good but rather a type of procedure for making decisions — every person in some defined group counts the same and then to determine what to do or who wins or whom to elect or whether an amendment passes or fails you simply let the numbers count. More beats fewer. Take that as a working definition of ‘majoritarianism’.

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