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Heads or Tails? How leaving the selection of public offices to chance could revitalise democracy

Porrot, Romance (2016) Heads or Tails? How leaving the selection of public offices to chance could revitalise democracy. Democratic Audit UK (22 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Representative democracy has come under severe criticism lately, with a number of commentators pointing at the way it restrains public participation. In this blog post, Romance Porrot seeks to explore the way in which sortition – i.e. drawing lots in politics – is increasingly called upon to reshape the political arena and empower ordinary citizens. She argues that, to be implemented properly, sortition would need to be accompanied by a deep reshaping of the current power structures.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80574

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