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The central feature of every true lottery is that all rational evaluation is deliberately excluded. Once this principle is grasped, the author argues, we can begin to understand exactly what benefits sortition can bring to the political community. The book includes a study of the use of sortition in ancient Athens and in late medieval and renaissance Italy. It also include ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 28th 2009 by Imprint Academic (first published August 1st 2008)
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