Acclamation Voting in Sparta: An Early Use of Approval Voting
Charles Girard. Acclamation Voting in Sparta: An Early Use of Approval Voting. J.-F. Laslier et R. Sanver (dir.), Handbook on approval voting, Heidelberg, Springer, 2010, p. 15-18., 2010.
4 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2021
Date Written: 2010
An early form of approval voting was arguably used in Ancient Greece, as is described in Plutarch’s account of the elections to the Gerousia, Sparta’s Council of Elders.
Keywords: Approval Voting, Acclamation Voting, Sparta, Aristotle
JEL Classification: B11
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