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Liberty through the Lot: Using Sortition to Motivate Republican Politics

Author/​Artist:
Coleman, Jacob [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Cooper, John [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
78 pages
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.