Sortition and Democratic Principles. A Comparative Analysis

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Titre
Sortition and Democratic Principles. A Comparative Analysis
Titre du livre
Legislature by Lot, Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance
Auteur(s)
Courant Dimitri
Editeur
Verso
Lieu d'édition
London/New York
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editeur scientifique
Gastil John, Olin Wright Erik
Série
The Real Utopia Project
Numéro de chapitre
11
Pages
229-248
Langue
anglais
Résumé
After centuries of absence, sortition is making its return through academic research, practical experiments, and activists’ calls for linking participation and deliberation. These invocations of sortition, however, offer divergent accounts of the concept and different justifications. Gastil and Wright’s proposal for a “sortition chamber” provides one such example, but sortition can be conceptualized more broadly. When properly analyzed in this larger sense, one can better appreciate how sortition satisfies democratic principles—often in novel ways that go beyond those enumerated in the lead chapter of this volume.
To better understand the implications of sortition, I begin by contrasting it with the other modes of selection democracies use to place people in positions of power, including not only elections but also nomination and certifi cation. I then distinguish varieties of sortition that differ by their mandate, the population from which a random sample is drawn, and the degree to which service is voluntary or compulsory. Depending on the design considerations such as these, sortition can provide a novel means of realizing the democratic aspirations of equality, impartiality, representativeness, and legitimacy.
Courant Dimitri (2019), "Sortition and Democratic Principles: A Comparative Analysis", in Gastil and Wright (eds.), Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance, Verso, New York/London, p. 229-248.
https://www.versobooks.com/books/2969-legislature-by-lot
Mots-clé
Certification, Deliberation, Democracy, Election, Equality, Impartiality, Legitimacy, Nomination, Representation, Representativeness, Selection, Sortition
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