Type
Conference proceedings
Title
The Lottery as a Democratic Institution
In
Studies in Public Policy
Author(s)
DELANNOI Gil - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Author)
DOWLEN Olivier - Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) (Author)
STONE Peter - Trinity College Dublin (Author)
Editor
Dublin : Policy Press
Collection
Studies in Public Policy : 28
Pages
64 p.
Conferance name
The Lottery as a Democratic Theory workshop
Conference date(s)
2012-10-11 / 2012-10-12
Conference place
Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND
ISBN
9781902585543
Abstract
EN
Proponents of random selection in politics have identified potential contributions that the practice can make to the political process: descriptive representation, prevention of corruption and/or domination, mitigation of elite-level conflict, distributive justice, participation, rotation and psychological benefits. We argue that random selection makes its strongest contribution when it selects citizens to function as impartial guardians of a democratic system. This summary of findings is part of an ongoing Research Program funded by Sciences-Po and organized by Gil Delannoi, Oliver Dowlen and Peter Stone.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC QUOTE
EXPORT