Directory of Related Links

National Initiative for Democracy

A book published in 1985 that advocates  random selection  (“sortition”) as the method of choosing the House of Representatives. This work came to our attention long after our work was completed.

A website that advocates random selection as the method of choosing a citizen legislature. The site has a video that explores this idea.

The blog of the Kleoterians—an informal group interested in the use of randomness in human affairs. Their focus is on two main areas of interest: governance (“sortition”) and distribution.

A Citizen Legislature

by

ERNEST CALLENBACH

and

MICHAEL PHILLIPS