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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