Posted on March 11, 2017 by Brett Hennig
Here’s two new short sortition videos. The first is about my new book:
and the second is promoting the G1000 project which the Sortition Foundation plans to hold in Cambridge this September:
And a final reminder that next week I’ll be touring the UK promoting both of these in Brighton, London, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Cambridge. I hope to see some of you there!
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Posted on October 12, 2016 by Yoram Gat
Patrick and I discuss the upcoming U.S. elections, diminishing candidate favorability, electoral crisis, the principle of distinction and other matters.
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Posted on September 20, 2016 by Yoram Gat
A surprisingly militant video from David Van Reybrouck.
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Posted on September 10, 2016 by Yoram Gat
Patrick Chalmers and I are offering our conversation regarding Brexit and related issues.
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Posted on March 25, 2015 by Yoram Gat
Melissa Schwartzberg is a professor of Politics at NYU.
What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg
Hey, congratulations! You just won the lottery. Only the prize isn’t cash or a luxury cruise. It’s a position in your country’s national legislature. And you aren’t the only lucky winner. All of your fellow lawmakers were chosen in the same way.
This might strike you as a strange way to run a government, let alone a democracy. Elections are the epitome of democracy, right? Well, the ancient Athenians, who coined the word, had another view. In fact elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy, with most offices filled by random lottery from a pool of citizen volunteers.
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