Brexit shows just how important good governance is. Committed anarchists read no further.
For everyone else, human communities have always needed rules to get the best out of each other — because we can make each other better off in so many different ways — and to prevent the worst of each other — because, face it, even good humans do bad things.
One of the rules is how to make the rules and change the rules. Should we have a dictator, let a simple majority of everyone in the community decide, representative democracy where the community delegates the decisions, or many other possible variants. I’m not a political scientist, so I probably shouldn’t go too far out on a limb, but most communities, when given the choice of how they want to adopt rules, don’t actually choose to go with majority voting — 50% plus 1 vote wins — as