Summary: Towards a New Democracy: Consensus Through
Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA)
and Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)
Department of Mathematics and Department of Psychology
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1160 Brussels, Belgium
We compare different actual forms of democracy and analyse in which
way they are variations of a "natural consensus decision process". We
analyse how "consensus decision followed by majority voting" is open
to "false play" by the majority, and investigate how other types of false
play appear in alternative types of democratic decision procedures. We
introduce the combined notion of "quantum parliament" and "quan-
tum decision procedure", and prove it to be the only one, when applied
after consensus decision, that is immune to false play.
The aim of this article is to present a proposal for a new form of democracy.
We will give an explicit description of the structure of this new democracy