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The Lottery as a Democratic Institution


Proponents of random selection in politics have identified potential contributions that the practice can make to the political process: descriptive representation, prevention of corruption and/or domination, mitigation of elite-level conflict, distributive justice, participation, rotation and psychological benefits. We argue that random selection makes its strongest contribution when it selects citizens to function as impartial guardians of a democratic system. This summary of findings is part of an ongoing Research Program funded by Sciences-Po and organized by Gil Delannoi, Oliver Dowlen and Peter Stone.
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hal-03595022 , version 1 (03-03-2022)



Gil Delannoi, Olivier Dowlen, Peter Stone. The Lottery as a Democratic Institution. The Lottery as a Democratic Theory workshop, Oct 2012, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 28, Policy Press, pp.64, 2013, Studies in Public Policy. ⟨hal-03595022⟩
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