Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*.

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  • Author(s): Owen, David; Smith, Graham
  • Source:
    Politics & Society. Sep2018, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p419-434. 16p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Athens
      deliberation
      equality
      minipublics
      power
      rotation
      sortition
    • Abstract:
      The proposal to create a chamber selected by sortition would extend this democratic procedure into the legislative branch of government. However, there are good reasons to believe that, as currently conceived by John Gastil and Erik Olin Wright, the proposal will fail to realize sufficiently two fundamental democratic goods, namely, political equality and deliberative reasoning. It is argued through analysis of its historic and contemporary application that sortition must be combined with other institutional devices, in particular, rotation of membership and limited mandate, in order to be democratically effective and to realize political equality and deliberative reasoning. An alternative proposal for a responsive sortition legislature is presented as more realistic and utopian: one that increases substantially the number of members, makes more extensive use of internal sortition and rotation, and recognizes the importance of establishing limited mandates. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      7746
    • ISSN:
      0032-3292
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0032329218789892
    • Accession Number:
      131278597
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OWEN, D.; SMITH, G. Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*. Politics & Society, [s. l.], v. 46, n. 3, p. 419–434, 2018. DOI 10.1177/0032329218789892. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=131278597. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Owen D, Smith G. Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*. Politics & Society. 2018;46(3):419-434. doi:10.1177/0032329218789892
    • APA:
      Owen, D., & Smith, G. (2018). Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*. Politics & Society, 46(3), 419–434. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032329218789892
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Owen, David, and Graham Smith. 2018. “Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*.” Politics & Society 46 (3): 419–34. doi:10.1177/0032329218789892.
    • Harvard:
      Owen, D. and Smith, G. (2018) ‘Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*’, Politics & Society, 46(3), pp. 419–434. doi: 10.1177/0032329218789892.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Owen, D & Smith, G 2018, ‘Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*’, Politics & Society, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 419–434, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Owen, David, and Graham Smith. “Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*.” Politics & Society, vol. 46, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 419–434. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0032329218789892.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Owen, David, and Graham Smith. “Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*.” Politics & Society 46, no. 3 (September 2018): 419–34. doi:10.1177/0032329218789892.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Owen D, Smith G. Sortition, Rotation, and Mandate: Conditions for Political Equality and Deliberative Reasoning*. Politics & Society [Internet]. 2018 Sep [cited 2020 Oct 27];46(3):419–34. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=131278597