Tag Archives: sortition

List of Goods & Services offered by Common Lot Productions: sortition for a Citizen Legislature

Just posted a new list of goods and services from Common Lot Productions Click to access Items_offered_by_CLP_0.pdf Interest in the use of sortition continues to grow. Help make it happen by supporting our efforts.

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Latest interactive book format

I’m re-writing my unpublished 1987 novel, *The Common Lot*. Maybe it would be a candidate for first fiction in this format (less than six minute TED talk): http://www.ted.com/talks/mike_matas.html

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Why random selection of legislators is necessary for true representative democracy

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DVD on Athens, including info on sortition

I found this PBS documentary enlightening. From my understanding of the classical Athenian political system, this presentation overplays the role of elections and underplays the role of sortition. [Obtained through Netflix.] Athens: The Dawn of Democracy 2007 NR 120 minutes … Continue reading

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When and where has sortitional selection been used?

Sortitional selection was a central and defining feature of the first Athenian democracy. It was used to select both legislative and administrative functions. There were also a small number of meritocratic elective offices, particularly for the military and the treasury. … Continue reading

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