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Book review: against elections: the case for democracy by David Van Reybrouck

Margulies, Ben (2016) Book review: against elections: the case for democracy by David Van Reybrouck. LSE Review of Books (20 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

If democracy is in a bad state and marred by chronic distrust, what is the remedy? In Against Elections: The Case for Democracy, David Van Reybrouck suggests an ancient solution: sortition, or the selection of officials from the general public through a lottery system. While the book does a great job of opening up discussions of elections, democracy and political power through comprehensive and well-presented historical research, Ben Margulies questions whether the solution to debates over political representation lies in a process of mere chance.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 11:51
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68437

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