Democracy talk – Episode 3: Brexit

Patrick Chalmers and I are offering our conversation regarding Brexit and related issues.

3 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Fraudcast News and commented:
    Yoram Gat and Patrick Chalmers chew over the UK’s Brexit vote – the June 23 decision by a majority of British voters to leave the European Union.

    Patrick argues that the referendum campaign, the vote itself and its messy aftermath show the many layers of Britain’s dysfunctional political system, made clearer than ever.

    The case for radical political reform could hardly be stronger.


  2. Patrick, what would have been your view if the vote had gone the other way?


  3. It would also suggest that the opening line of the sortition entry in Wikipedia needs altering as demarchy appears to have little in common with demokratia:

    “In governance, sortition (also known as allotment or demarchy) selects officers as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates”

    Ditto with the default google search for demarchy:

    Demarchy (or lottocracy) is a form of government in which the state is governed by randomly selected decision makers who have been selected by sortition (lot) from a broadly inclusive pool of eligible citizens.8 Dec 2012
    terminology – What is the difference between sortition and demarchy ……/what-is-the-difference-between-sortition-and-demarchy


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