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*