Elections

by Lenny Brooks of the Brooks Report… The System We Have now… Everything corporations and governments do is orchestrated to…

Democracy through Sortition

Democracy-by-Sortition Introduction: A number of scholars have proposed democratic reforms that use random selection (sortition) to form deliberative bodies (minipublics).…

What is Sortition?

The key Athenian democratic principles that underlie the system of sortition are the principle of political equality (isonomia), the right…

History of Sortition

Ancient Athens Athenian democracy developed in the 6th century BC out of what was then called isonomia (equality of law…

Advantages of Sortition

Effective representation of the interests of the people A modern advocate of sortition, political scientist John Burnheim, argues for sortition…

Equality by Lot

How to introduce sortition in policy-making without constitutional┬áchange… The Political Potential of Sortition: A study of the random selection of…