Sorting out the Senate: Some Reflections on a Randomly-Selected Senate

In the ongoing negotiations for a new Belgian federal government, Paul Magnette recently suggested transforming the Belgian Senate into a “Citizens’ Chamber”, where citizens selected by lot (“sortition”) would deliberate on issues of common concern. In this post, Ronald Van Crombrugge offers a clearer perspective of how such a randomly selected senate could contribute to democracy. Continue reading “Sorting out the Senate: Some Reflections on a Randomly-Selected Senate”