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Digging Sustainability Science: dr. Marc Pauly on referenda |Video Series

11 January 2024
This is a video in our series Digging Sustainability Science. In this series, Peter Tsonev interviews Rudolf Agricola Fellows about one of their key papers.

How do you ensure that referendums function effectively? How do you prevent people from not voting during a referendum for strategic reasons? Because some individuals hope that the required minimum number of votes will not be reached, rendering the referendum invalid!  

Master student Petar Tsonev poses these questions to Dr. Marc Pauly (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy). He interviews Pauly about his key paper Characterizing referenda with quorums via strategy-proofness.


Dr. Pauly’s special interests include involving citizens in decision-making about complex issues, improving the quality of decision-making through information, deliberation, and interaction, and creating equal access to deliberation and decision-making.

Peter Tsonev is a student in the Research Master in Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen.

Last modified:11 January 2024 2.31 p.m.

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