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Freedom Runs Deep

We do not have to stare at approaching catastrophes like deer in headlights nor accept the lessers of evils. A.R.T. #twisdom #initiative
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The neo-Athenian revival: citizen participation in the twenty-first century | openDemocracy

The neo-Athenian revival: citizen participation in the twenty-first century | openDemocracy | deep politics | Scoop.it
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The Lottocracy Has Arrived: Say Goodbye (and Good Riddance!) to Campaigns, Candidates, and Elections - disinformation

The Lottocracy Has Arrived: Say Goodbye (and Good Riddance!) to Campaigns, Candidates, and Elections - disinformation | deep politics | Scoop.it
“It is accepted as democratic when public offices are allocated by lot, and as oligarchic when they are filled by election.” - Aristotle (Politics IV. 9, 1294b8)...
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Instead of elections, let’s use lotteries – Alexander Guerrero – Aeon

Instead of elections, let’s use lotteries – Alexander Guerrero – Aeon | deep politics | Scoop.it
Elections are flawed and can't be redeemed. It’s time to forget voting and choose our representatives by lottery
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Review of Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, & the Rule of the Many

Review of Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, & the Rule of the Many | deep politics | Scoop.it
This book follows the recent trend in democratic theory termed “epistemic democracy” in a novel way. Rather than relying on liberal philosophy or an analogy with science, it begins with results in ...
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No equality for women without sortition

No equality for women without sortition | deep politics | Scoop.it
The essay below was written at the suggestion of Campbell Wallace. It is meant as an attempt to recruit feminists to the cause of sortition. As an aside, it is worth mentioning, I think, that while...
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Mapping Politics: Political Science and the Use of Geography

Mapping Politics: Political Science and the Use of Geography | deep politics | Scoop.it
Things we're learning by incorporating maps into new political science research.
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Another reason non-electoral democracy should be taken seriously.

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Inspiring Story: Albert R. Hall, A Real Wisconsin Hero

Inspiring Story: Albert R. Hall, A Real Wisconsin Hero | deep politics | Scoop.it
This is a story of the power of one dedicated individual, a story that could restore your faith in politics. This is a story about how a modest farmer, of a slight build and a squeaky voice, nearly...
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"Democracy Through Multi-Body Sortition" by Terrill G. Bouricius

Mature Classical Athenian democracy is presented as a representative system, rather than the commonly described form of “direct democracy.” When viewed in this way, the commonly assumed problem of scale in applying Athenian democracy to modern...
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A multi-layered system of citizen bodies selected proposed by a former State politician

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Equality And Political Ecology: Politdoche in the Flesh

Equality And Political Ecology: Politdoche in the Flesh | deep politics | Scoop.it
First, an expression like “democratic government” is an oxymoron. How can one “rule over” by force those who are supposedly socially and pre-socially equal to the “ruler”?
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“A corrosive dereliction of duty”: Why the New York Times’ America-first journalism is so dangerous

“A corrosive dereliction of duty”: Why the New York Times’ America-first journalism is so dangerous | deep politics | Scoop.it
Our foreign affairs columnist explains his problem with American exceptionalism, and with the New York Times
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The Zeitgeist of Tahrir and Occupy

The Zeitgeist of Tahrir and Occupy | deep politics | Scoop.it
Both the Tahrir Square Revolution and Occupy Wall Street movements manifested a zeitgeist, related to technology and a global information culture, of citizen intelligence and leaderless association.
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Easier to Vilify Team Owners than Question Society's Complicity

Easier to Vilify Team Owners than Question Society's Complicity | deep politics | Scoop.it

What is it about the political-economic “game” that makes assholes winners and encourages winners to be assholes?

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The New French Revolution

The New French Revolution | deep politics | Scoop.it
New theorists and activists argue that ''representative democracy'' is neither democratic nor representative, and they urge for a return to the Athenian model.
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If Crowds Are Wise, Why Isn't Congress?

If Crowds Are Wise, Why Isn't Congress? | deep politics | Scoop.it

Congress can smarten up rather easily on some simple electoral reforms.

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Rushed thoughts on political theory...

Rushed thoughts on political theory... | deep politics | Scoop.it
I am not sure I have proper post here, but I am pursuing some thoughts and it seems they might benefit from publicity. In the midst of "fieldwork" - a word I hate... Let's scratch that - in the mid...
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Equality & Political Ecology: From Spinoza to Politdoche

Equality & Political Ecology: From Spinoza to Politdoche | deep politics | Scoop.it
Feeling and ideas are renewed, the heart expands, the human spirit develops only through the reciprocal action of human beings on one another. Alexis de Tocqueville Referring to the prevalence of v...
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Google Palestine: Larry Page's Sociological Jurisprudence | Fair Observer°

Google Palestine: Larry Page's Sociological Jurisprudence | Fair Observer° | deep politics | Scoop.it
Making the decision for Google to change google.ps' website to mention "Palestine," CEO Larry Page didn't look at international law.
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Sortition As a Means to Fight Corruption by David Litvak :: SSRN

Sortition As a Means to Fight Corruption by David Litvak :: SSRN | deep politics | Scoop.it
Electoral democracy is in crisis. The use of sortition in our political systems could be a key to renewing and deepening democracy. But how to do so? And where
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A Citizens Assembly on Political Ethics and a Citizens Court is proposed

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Innovative Analysis for 2014: How We Project Winners in 374 of 435 House Races

Innovative Analysis for 2014: How We Project Winners in 374 of 435 House Races | deep politics | Scoop.it
FairVote Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections: Incumbents Dominate, Partisan Bias, Limited Voter Choice As part of its biannual Monopoly Politics series on the overriding dominance of p...
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