Representation and Deliberation: Does Every Vote Have The Same Influence in The Voting Process Of Associations?

Voting rights and deliberation in civil associations is one of the most debated themes in Private Law. This essay outlines the possibility of giving different weight to the right to vote in civil associations, in civil law and common systems. The objective is to justify in an empirical way the different criteria in which associates could have particular types of voting rights, via a political overview. Dealing with the democratic theory of representation, one of the main concerns to be highlighted is the effect of political and democratic values in civil associations to justify the voting process. To achieve the goal, an initial analysis on the contemporary democratic theory will be explored and, as a consequence, some elements will provide us with some parameters to understand how associates could have particular voting rights.