Sortition to choose citizen jury to blacklist corrupt politicians in South Korea elections

In the new book by Shaazke Beyerle, Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice, a randomly chosen group of regular citizens — from a matrix reflecting the whole population — served as a ‘citizen jury’ that confirmed results of an investigation into political corruption.

The outcome of this ‘people power’ campaign was that almost 52% (58 out of 112) of the politicians identified as corrupt dropped out of the race. And of the remaining blacklisted candidates who did run, 68% (59 out of 86)  were defeated.

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About Common Lot Sortitionist

Former public television producer-director; initiating culminating career, Common Lot Productions, towards policy-making bodies that are of, BY and for the people.
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