From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*.

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  • Author(s): Sintomer, Yves
  • Source:
    Politics & Society. Sep2018, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p337-357. 21p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      deliberative democracy
      democratic innovation
      minipublics
      political sortition
      radical democracy
      representative democracy
      self-government
    • Abstract:
      This article defends four claims. The first is that in the last few decades, two waves of democratic innovation based on random selection must be differentiated by their partly different concrete devices, embodying different social dynamics and pointing toward different kinds of democracy. The second claim is that the rationale of the first wave, based on randomly selected minipublics, largely differs from the dynamic of political sortition in Athens, as it points toward deliberative democracy rather than radical democracy. Conversely, empowered sortition processes that have emerged during the second wave capture better the spirit of radical Athenian democratic traditions. The third claim is normative: these empowered sortition processes are more promising for a real democratization of democracy. The last claim is that any proposal of a legislature by lot must rely on this lesson when trying to defend a normatively convincing and politically realistic perspective. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      10043
    • ISSN:
      0032-3292
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0032329218789888
    • Accession Number:
      131278593
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SINTOMER, Y. From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*. Politics & Society, [s. l.], v. 46, n. 3, p. 337–357, 2018. DOI 10.1177/0032329218789888. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=131278593. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sintomer Y. From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*. Politics & Society. 2018;46(3):337-357. doi:10.1177/0032329218789888
    • APA:
      Sintomer, Y. (2018). From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*. Politics & Society, 46(3), 337–357. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032329218789888
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sintomer, Yves. 2018. “From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*.” Politics & Society 46 (3): 337–57. doi:10.1177/0032329218789888.
    • Harvard:
      Sintomer, Y. (2018) ‘From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*’, Politics & Society, 46(3), pp. 337–357. doi: 10.1177/0032329218789888.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sintomer, Y 2018, ‘From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*’, Politics & Society, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 337–357, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sintomer, Yves. “From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*.” Politics & Society, vol. 46, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 337–357. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0032329218789888.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sintomer, Yves. “From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*.” Politics & Society 46, no. 3 (September 2018): 337–57. doi:10.1177/0032329218789888.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sintomer Y. From Deliberative to Radical Democracy? Sortition and Politics in the Twenty-First Century*. Politics & Society [Internet]. 2018 Sep [cited 2020 Oct 27];46(3):337–57. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=131278593