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A Proposed Contextual Evaluation of Referendum Quorum Using Fuzzy Logics


Ovidiu TURCOANE


Keywords

Quorum, referendum, fuzzy logic, fuzzy sets, Mamdani fuzzy inference system

Abstract

This conceptual article proposes a new approach for referendum quorum size calculation, based on criteria that do not take into account votersí preferences or levels of information. Although some political commissions and plenty of past researches support the absence of a quorum in a referendum, the herein model relies on voting exogenous variables, referring some objective criteria of quorum calculation. A Mamdani fuzzy inference system is used to build a controller that yields the value of the output based on three inputs: Type, Discrepancy and Age. The results obtained through elementary simulations are of a wide range, from facilitating to obstructing the usage of a referendum depending on the context.


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