Published on January 5, 2017

Podcast on the trouble with elections

By Simon Burall

Simon Burall is a Senior Associate of Involve. He has extensive experience in the fields of democratic reform, governance, public participation, stakeholder engagement, and accountability and transparency.

Luca Belgiorno- Nettis, founder of Australia’s New Democracy Foundation explores the problem with politics. He argues that we’ve lost sight of the genius of the original Greek democracy; a system that relied on political representation, not through elections, but by lot or random selection. These citizen juries, he argues, offer a better way to do democracy – more collaboratively, deliberatively and productively.

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