The de Borda Institute
In complex debates, a pluralist democracy should allow for > 2 options 'on the table' and ballot paper. The option with the highest average preference wins. An average involves not just a majority but every voter.
Points voting is more accurate, so more democratic, than majority voting. It could spell the end of majority rule, (not the but) a cause of conflict in the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East etc.
People elect the parliament (by PR) and it elects the government (by PR matrix vote).
Inclusive governance can be demonstrated with any number of people in any setting or on-line.
1 Hitler came to power 'democratically'. One day, an extremist party somewhere may get 50% + 1 of the vote and take power.
2 Brexit was an inaccurate measure of British public opinion. 4 options: a) EU, b) EEA, c) Customs U d) WTO. Only 1 vote, "a) yes-or-no?" In a points vote, a) could have won.
A change in the way self-determination is conducted. i.e., no more binary referendums in the Balkans, Scotland, Catalonia, Ukraine etc. No binary, always pluralism; so compromise has an equal chance.
Electronic preferential voting - which we first used in 1991 - the Modified Borda Count, MBC.
An app, for use in councils and parliaments, etc.
But first, a debate so that participants can choose the list of options. Everything is included or represented (as long as it complies with the UN Charter). And the final list is drawn up by a team of independent referees.
"All the wars in the former Yugoslavia started with a referendum," (Oslobodjenje, 7.2.1999). The same now applies to Ukraine and maybe too South Sudan.
I was there, before, during and after the war. And in the Caucasus.
At a cross-community conference in Belfast in 1991, (still 3 years before the cease-fire) a guest was from Sarajevo. We said, please, no binary referendum in Bosnia. 40:30:20 Moslem:Orthodox;Catholic. So there was no majority.
In 1990, I asked for power-sharing in Georgia.
In 2005, in South Sudan.
All ideas as to disputes which could perhaps be resolved by preferential points voting.