This case is a randomized field experiment, which examines the differences in decision-making and legitimacy in town meeting versus plebiscitary (direct voting) methods of decision. The experimenter - Benjamin Olken - examined this question in the context of decisions about infrastructure investments in Indonesian villages.
Obesity is still a prevailing problem in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of preventable death. Statistics show that about 33.8% of American adults are obese. The percentage of children who are considered overweight is also an alarming approximate 17%. The issue has provoked large reactions from various foundations, government and private organizations to support organized interventions.
Occupy Vancouver, during the occupation of the Vancouver Art Gallery last fall, needed to implement a consensus-based decision making process in order for the encampment to function in a fair and inclusive manner. The General Assembly and it's processes were developed by consensus for this pourpose.
Dieser Fall ist ein randomisierter Feldversuch, welcher die Unterschiede bezüglich Entscheidungsfindung und Legitimität zwischen Bürgerversammlung und plebiszitären Entscheidungsfindungsmethoden (des direkten Wählens) untersucht. Der Experimentator Benjamin Olken hat diese Frage im Kontext von Entscheidungsfragen bezüglich Infrastruktur-Investitionen in indonesischen Dörfern untersucht.