Liberty through the Lot: Using Sortition to Motivate Republican Politics

Author/​Artist
Coleman, Jacob [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
78 pages

Details

Advisor(s)
Cooper, John [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year
2013
Restrictions note
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note
Taking lessons from aspects of the republican revival, modern democratic societies may be able to better motivate civic participation while respecting individual freedom by changing the system of selecting some public officials from election to a voluntary sortition system coupled with shorter terms of office and better mechanisms of accountability.

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