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Unprofessional Politicians:

Considering the Lottocratic Alternative

Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University Center : 312
Alexander Guerrero, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University 

There is a general sense that electoral political systems are not working well, a theme stressed by both the Sanders and Trump campaigns. There is empirical evidence that supports this. This talk offers a diagnosis of the failures of electoral politics, and, perhaps more exciting, a solution: single-issue legislatures combined with political officials chosen at random from the citizenry. This talk will present and raise trouble for this solution, focusing on one particular dimension of concern: would "we the people" be up to the job?

Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science

*PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: THE LECTURE WILL BE HELD IN UC 312, NOT THE LIBRARY GALLERY*
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