In my last post, I defined sortition and argued for its merits over election as an anticorruption measure. In this post, I’ll be setting out one of the key disputes in the debate over how sortition should be used in lawmaking. The process of legislation can be thought of as comprising three basic activities: settingContinue reading “How should democracy work? Assemblies versus juries”
This post is in part based on my paper, Political Parties as Corruption Hazards: The Republican Case for Sortition, in the Croatian Journal of Philosophy (Milne, 2020). In my last long post, I highlighted the inherent corruptibility of political parties, posing an existential problem for electoral democracy. In this one, I set out the alternative.Continue reading “Sortition: a summary”
On Friday the 16th of October, the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College hosted an excellent webinar entitled ‘Revitalizing Democracy: Sortition, Citizen Power, and Spaces of Freedom’. I wrote a brief summary for Equality by Lot – you can read it here.
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