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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Nabila Abbas; Yves Sintomer Abstract A contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” this article examines the diverse types of imaginary that support sortition, which is currently at the heart of important debates on the reform of existing democratic institutions. Different...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 May 2022
... would be better served by sortition — selection by lottery — than by elections when forming its representative bodies and selecting its leaders. 12. See Nyhan and Reifler, “When Corrections Fail.” 13. See Flynn, Nyhan, and Reifler, “Nature and Origins of Misperceptions.” 14. See...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 193–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... this paradoxical stance, with reference to Plato's allusions to it. paul.demont@sorbonne-universite.fr Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 sortition the Athenian constitution democracy as moral anarchy Plato's Socrates Xenophon's Socrates According to Xenophon, who gives voice...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 206–223.
Published: 01 May 2023
... installment, offers arguments for why sortition — the selection of shorter‐duration representatives by lottery from the general population — is the best procedure for democracy. Random selection can assure broad diversity and descriptive representation, and it allows those people selected to overcome...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Oliver Dowlen Abstract Introducing part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” this essay summarizes the “untold story” of the random recruitment of citizens for political office in Western Europe. Although sortition was used extensively in ancient Athens and in late medieval Europe...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 324–341.
Published: 01 September 2023
... fortunate has raised some troubling questions about democracy itself. Despite its small size, classical Athens offers valuable guidance for tempering current difficulties in both the United States and elsewhere by adopting and adapting the selection of some officials by sortition, direct election by popular...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 206–215.
Published: 01 May 2022
... produce, as Aristotle said, oligarchy rather than democracy, we should rethink majority rule and experiment with sortition as a counterpolitical means of self‐government. perlje@mail.biu.ac.il Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 antipolitics sortition György Konrád...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and a senior fellow at the French University Institute. His books, which appear in eighteen languages, include The Government of Chance: Sortition and Democracy from Athens to the Present ; Participatory Budgeting in Europe: Democracy and Public Governance (coauthored with Carsten Herzberg and Anja Röcke...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 317–323.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this introduction to part 3 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” the journal's editor argues that, apart from sortition, the best guarantees of safety in a democracy are, first, to augment judicial oversight of all political processes and, second, to exclude...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 280–282.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Ajax with translation and commentary. Oliver Dowlen is an independent researcher affiliated with the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). Among his publications are The Political Potential of Sortition and “Citizens’ Parliamentary Groups: A Proposal for Democratic Participation...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 367–382.
Published: 01 September 2023
... it. 67 Contributors to this symposium as well as other scholars have also suggested, of course, that modern governments would do well to look again at the ancient practice of sortition, seeking to eradicate hierarchical forms of participation, in favor of juries, panels, or deliberative polls...