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Barnett, Anthony

The Athenian Option

The Athenian Option

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Before New Labour came to power and when even the prospect of reform of Britain's House of Lords was regarded with scepticism, Anthony Barnett and Peter Carty developed the idea of selecting part of a new upper house by lot: creating a jury or juries, that are representative of the population as a whole while being selected at random, to assess legislation. This new edition of the original proposal includes an account of the reception of the idea, their evidence before the Commission on the Lords established by Tony Blair, and a response to the great advances in citizen-based deliberation that have taken place since the mid-1990s. It concludes with a new appeal to adopt their approach as efforts to reform the Lords continue.

Keywords: Labour, House of Lords, sortition, public policy, reform, legislation, democracy, parliament, government, government by lot, politics, governance, upper house

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
2
Series
Sortition and Public Policy
Page amount
124 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781845406370
Printed ISBN
9781845401399

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