Discussions of sortition in German?

Does anyone know of organizations, publications or websites that discuss sortitional selection of legislatures in German?

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  1. In the Buchstein interview I learned, among other things, about the influence of Egypt on Athenian use of lottery. And about how the Swedish parliament had used lottery to tie-break in the 1960’s. And about the proposal for EU: a House of Lots. Excellent interview, nicely broken into segments.

    The http://www.histinst... entry shows the wooden kleroterions built and used by students.

    THANKS for the references.

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  2. > the influence of Egypt on Athenian use of lottery

    What’s this?

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  3. Buchstein talks about how the totally religious use of divinatory lottery in dynastic Egypt influenced Greeks living there who took the concept back to Athens where it was extended to political use (in addition to also continuing in the Greek religious sphere).

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  4. I don’t know why that reply regarding Egypt came up as from ‘anonymous’. — David Grant [probably I hadn’t signed in]

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