[ExI] Critiquing democracy

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Thu Mar 5 17:19:23 UTC 2015

Cesar Garcia Saez <cesargarciasaez at gmail.com> , 5/3/2015 4:32 PM:

I've been wondering for a long time for an approach similar to the Partido Azar, or Random Party. Their proposal is that the best representation of society is not professional politicians, but a random selection of people, than has to work as politicians for a mandate and then can't be re-elected again.

The random selection process is always the tricky part of the discussion but there might be means to get it right.

This approach is typically called demarchy, a form of governance based on sortition. 

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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