SORTITION WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A GREAT LEADER WHO WILL RENEGE THE BALLOT DEMOCRACY

Choosing the Head of State in a parliamentary republic is a contradictory endeavour. Said kind of republic stays in a smallish number of countries. Yes, it flourishes in such an important system as Germany, with the ancillary context of Austria, then in some fifteen nations of Europe. Most Latin-American systems are modelled after the United… Continua a leggere SORTITION WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A GREAT LEADER WHO WILL RENEGE THE BALLOT DEMOCRACY

ARGUMENTS TO WIN MINDS AND HEARTS TO SEMIDIRECT DEMOCRACY BY SORTITION

The hard truth is: in those advanced societies whose parliamentary/electoral mechanisms are long established , the immediate prospects of sortition are either next to nihil ,or very slight. The consensus still goes to passing sovereignty to elected, professional representatives. The technology to cancel such delegation to politicians is now available. It’s public psychology that lags.… Continua a leggere ARGUMENTS TO WIN MINDS AND HEARTS TO SEMIDIRECT DEMOCRACY BY SORTITION

ROSS PEROT UNINTENTIONAL PROGENITOR OF E-DEMOCRACY AND SORTITION

If we can envisage the day when democracy will go from representative to deliberative, i.e. the day when sortition will substitute elections, it’s because in the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign an independent serious candidate named Ross Perot advanced the bold challenge to tradition: if  elected, I will not govern with Congress, but with you the… Continua a leggere ROSS PEROT UNINTENTIONAL PROGENITOR OF E-DEMOCRACY AND SORTITION

AN ITALIAN ROAD TO RANDOMCRACY

If some ‘laws of History’ could be taken seriously, in Italy we  should feel predestinated to be first in conceiving a better democracy. Not because of the glories of our remote past, rather for the simple fact that our democracy is more disfunctional than other ones  in the West. The tribes of our peninsula did… Continua a leggere AN ITALIAN ROAD TO RANDOMCRACY