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Representation and Representativeness

John Parkinson

in Deliberating in the Real World: Problems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199291113
eISBN:
9780191604133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929111X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the ideas of representation, the first broad solution to the legitimacy problems in deliberative democracy. It considers the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of three different ... More


What Do Lotteries Do?

Peter Stone

in The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756100
eISBN:
9780199895120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756100.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defines a lottery as a process capable of generating a set of outcomes in which the particular outcome to be expected whenever the process occurs is unpredictable given available ... More


The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making

Peter Stone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756100
eISBN:
9780199895120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756100.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

From the earliest times, people have used lotteries to make decisions—by drawing straws, tossing coins, picking names out of hats, and so on. (This practice is sometimes known as sortition, or ... More


Who were the Participants?

Patrick Fournier, Henk van der Kolk, R. Kenneth Carty, André Blais, and Jonathan Rose

in When Citizens Decide: Lessons from Citizen Assemblies on Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567843
eISBN:
9780191728655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567843.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Random selection in the organization of citizen assemblies was adopted to create an assembly that was as representative as possible of the population. At the same time, only those who expressed an ... More


Relying on Luck

Neil Duxbury

in Random Justice: On Lotteries and Legal Decision-Making

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268253
eISBN:
9780191683466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268253.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Randomization rests at the heart of the Anglo-American jury system. Apart from jury selection, and leaving aside the fact that lotteries are often used for the purpose of raising state revenue, there ... More


Conclusion

Neil Duxbury

in Random Justice: On Lotteries and Legal Decision-Making

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268253
eISBN:
9780191683466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268253.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book has illustrated the advantages and drawbacks of chance and randomized social decision-making, claiming that arguments concerning such decision-making more often than not require ... More


“A Harvard Plan for the Working Class Man”: Reactions to the Garrity Decision and Desegregation

Ronald P. Formisano

in Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855263
eISBN:
9781469602325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869703_formisano.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Wendell Arthur Garrity, Jr., the federal district court judge who decided the Boston case and who had been assigned it from among a number of judges by a process of random ... More


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