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Citizens allotted for drawing electoral districts in Michigan

Back in January it was reported that Michigan has sent out invitations to voters to apply to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting … Citizens allotted for drawing electoral districts … Continue reading

2020-08-24 · Leave a comment

First German National Citizens’ Assembly on DemoPart: the Rise of the “Alloted Citizen”

Originally posted on Equality by lot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYNWW0aLnzE On September 28 in Leipzig, “Phase 2” of the first ever German citizens’ assembly “Bürgerrat Demokratie” concluded its second and last weekend of…

2019-10-04 · Leave a comment

The Making of Homo Probabilis

A review of Ivan Ascher’s Portfolio Society Ascher, Ivan. 2016. Portfolio society: on the capitalist mode of prediction. New York: Zone books. Portfolio society is such a well-written book of … Continue reading

2016-12-22 · Leave a comment

Islamophobia Lite or Trump’s Academic Enablers

A review of Kelsay’s Islam & War John Kelsay. 1993. Islam and War. Westminster John Knox Press. As we reflect on the increased visibility of racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and anti-semitic … Continue reading

2016-11-11 · Leave a comment

To Awaken Democracy

As Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening begin a week of sit-ins and civil disobedience on Capitol Hill and as your inbox fills up with spam via the End Citizens United … Continue reading

2016-04-11 · Leave a comment

Creating a Framework for Sortition

Originally posted on Equality by lot:
Dr. Roslyn Fuller is a lecturer in International Law based in Ireland. She is a regular contributor to Irish and international media on world…

2015-09-27 · 1 Comment

Sortition and Legitimate Coercion

Originally posted on Equality by lot:
In an address called “What is Political Science For?” at the 2013 American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, APSA President Jane Mansbridge mentioned sortition…

2015-03-30 · Leave a comment

A 5-minute video lesson about sortition

Originally posted on Equality by lot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fivQUlC7-8 Melissa Schwartzberg is a professor of Politics at NYU.

2015-03-25 · Leave a comment

US Presidential Elections 1912 to 2012: What’s changed? What’s still the same?

Wondering what has changed in society and politics over the last 100 years, I looked back at the 1912 election–no time-machine jokes please. What I found was not encouraging. Much … Continue reading

2012-12-18 · Leave a comment