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Deal > Remain > No-deal > Deal: Brexit and the Condorcet paradox

With the possibility of a second referendum gaining increasing support, what happens if more than two options are on such a ballot paper for voters to rank? Simon Kaye explains the prospect of a Condorcet cycle and considers alternatives. He concludes that, whatever the route taken, there will always be a majority who will find the outcome of the […]

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    On the complex relationship between political ignorance and democracy

On the complex relationship between political ignorance and democracy

Political ignorance is one of the most important features of the British – or any other – public. As the general election approaches, we may be moved to ask how competent the average voter really is. But, as Simon Kaye explains in this article, the relationship between democracy and ignorance is extremely complicated, and calls for sophisticated political analysis.

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Friedrich Hayek and the left: A response to Simon Griffiths

Friedrich Hayek’s political theory is sometimes misunderstood, often controversial, and definitely worthy of detailed analysis from all political perspectives. But can scholars and politicians make use of Hayekian reasoning without also arriving at the same conclusions as he did? In this article, Simon Kaye sets out some of Hayek’s unique insights, and why it may be difficult to detach […]