The Political Potential of Sortition: A Study of the Random Selection of Citizens for Public Office

Andrews UK Limited, 2017 M04 3 - 271 páginas
The central feature of every true lottery is that all rational evaluation is deliberately excluded. Once this principle is grasped, the author argues, we can begin to understand exactly what benefits sortition can bring to the political community. The book includes a study of the use of sortition in ancient Athens and in late medieval and renaissance Italy. It also includes commentary on the contributions to sortition made by Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Harrington and Paine; an account of the history of the randomly-selected jury; and new research into lesser-known examples from England, America and revolutionary France.

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There aren't many books on sortition, so I was looking forward to reading this one. Judging by its title I expected it to say a lot about potential applications of sortition in modern democracy. That ... Leer comentario completo

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Oliver Dowlen is an independent scholar and a founder member of the Society for Democracy including Random Selection (SDRS).

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