Peter Emerson

Peter Emerson

Peter Emerson is a founder member and director of the de Borda Institute, an international NGO which promotes preferential decision-making, especially in conflict zones. (He lives in Belfast and has worked extensively in the Balkans and Caucasus as well.) His first visit to mainland China was in 2014, where he has frequently lectured on inclusive voting procedures. Based on a one-year journey from Belfast to Beijing and beyond, his most recent work is Majority Voting as a Catalyst of Populism.

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Opinion | How Hong Kong’s democracy can evolve to break the ‘blue’ versus ‘yellow’ political deadlock

While most elected bodies in democracies make decisions based on binary voting, the winner-takes-all approach will only widen social divisions. A system that captures the highest average preference would be more inclusive.

4 Jan 2020 - 10:33PM

While most elected bodies in democracies make decisions based on binary voting, the winner-takes-all approach will only widen social divisions. A system that captures the highest average preference would be more inclusive.

How Hong Kong’s democracy can evolve to break the ‘blue’ versus ‘yellow’ political deadlock