Electronic Extractionary Election (Voting) An Islamic Sufi Approach to Improve Democracies

10 Pages Posted: 29 May 2024

Date Written: December 05, 2022


In this paper, by a glance at the general and conventional form of elections in countries, the importance of "counselling" and "decision-making" is pointed out, and the shortcomings of democracy and election, and the background of Electronic Voting are discussed, and then the stagey Extractionary Election (Voting) is stated. Design/methodology/approach: In the proposed manner, in the first stage, the people of the society elect people among themselves. In the next round, the elected people will elect newly elected people among themselves, and these people will then elect some newly elected people among themselves. This procedure is repeated until the number of selected people reaches the necessary quorum to fulfil the desired positions. Findings: The advantages of this method over conventional election are mentioned that improve the electoral process and promote democracy. Research limitations/implications: When Electronic Voting is added to this procedure, its efficiency is highly increased. Practical implications: Combining this method with Electronic Voting reduces fraud and cost of elections holding, and distorted votes. Social implications: Extractionary Elections can adjust the influence of parties on people's votes and prevents the advertisement-based channelisation of voters to specific candidates and parties. It removes discretionary supervision and reduces the intervention and influence of elites and power-holders, and increases the voters' freedom, enthusiasm and collective wisdom. Originality/value: Extractionary Election was adopted from Moses (AS), who selected the Israelite elites to take them for the appointment of the Lord. Paper type: Conceptual paper.

Keywords: Extractionary Election, Voting, Democracy, Election, Electronic Voting, Council, Election Campaign, Public Administration

JEL Classification: D70, D72, K16

Suggested Citation

Bidabad, Bijan, Electronic Extractionary Election (Voting) An Islamic Sufi Approach to Improve Democracies (December 05, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4842041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4842041

Bijan Bidabad (Contact Author)

Islamic Azad University ( email )

Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Na
Tehran, Tehran

HOME PAGE: http://www.bidabad.ir/

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