Bouniol: The idea of a Citizens Chamber gains ground

Béatrice Bouniol has been showing some interest in sortition in her stories at La Croix. Last November, on the occasion of the publishing of a new book on the subject of “The Citizens Assembly of the Future”, Bouniol had the following story. The idea of a Citizens Chamber gains ground During COP 23, the Foundation […]

The Climate Convention: the allotted don’t want to be extras

An article by Béatrice Bouniol in La Croix, September 19 [Original in French]. The allotment of citizens tasked with making proposals for handling with the climate. This unprecedented experiment arouses excitement and high expectations. “A woman, 65 years old or older, retired, no college education”. The target of the moment is inscribed on a whiteboard. […]

Debate at La Croix: Of what use is the senate?

La Croix has recently had an interview with Loïc Blondiaux about the idea of an allotted senate. A few days later, La Croix published two more pieces on this subject, one supporting the idea and one opposing it, under the title “Of what use is the senate?”. Here is a translation of the ‘in-favor’ side […]

Loïc Blondiaux on a citizen senate

A France Insoumise rally at the Place de la République in Paris, July 3rd 2017, Thomas Samson/AFP La Croix has a short interview with Loïc Blondiaux on the idea of a “citizen senate”. Original in French here. My translation, corrections welcome. What could a citizen senate look like? Compiled by Béatrice Bouniol, Sept. 22nd, 2017 […]