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Synonyms for sortition

making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc

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The sample primary units sortition was made with proportional probability to notification number.
It is, of course, easy to poke holes in the case for sortition as a practical solution to the problems bedeviling the advanced democracies.
The Political Potential of Sortition: A Study of the Random Selection of Citizens for Public Office.
Norm-referenced tests and the interpretation of NRT scores are premised on the twin concepts of sortition and comparison, through procedures that establish the relative position of each member of the population.
The final sortition will take place at the end of 2015.
See, e.g., Oliver Dowlen, Sorting Out Sortition: A Perspective on the Random Selection of Political Officers, 57 POL.
The participants were randomly divided into two groups of 10 individuals each, allocated in the group 1 (G1) or in the group 2 (G2) according to the nominal sortition, performed by taking their names from an envelope.
in the first significant democratic experience, namely the Athenian democracy, elections worked side by side with random selection (sortition) and direct participation."
November 21, 2010 (WAU) -- The vice-president of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Riek Machar, on Saturday inaugurated the sortition ceremony of the national school contests, whose actual activities have been re-scheduled to kick off on 04 December.
Sortition - that's today's agenda, so I hope we're all clear what the word means.
(24.) For the connection between sortition and democratic equality, see Hansen 1991: 49-52 with references cited.
Political elections, however, evolved from canonical elections, [10] and neither they nor guild elections, [11] which were a mixture of sortition and voting with black and white beans, had significant bearing on abbeses' elections during this period (although it is possible that the prioritizing of the local may have resulted in an occasional triumph of peculiarly local styles of election).
In such instances, decisions are variously made by unanimity and supermajorities; officials are chosen by election, sortition (i.e., by lot), and cooptation (i.e., new officials are chosen by existing ones); and disputes are settled by arbitration and judicial review.
Among the latter is lot-drawing, also known as sortition (from the Latin root sort, meaning "lot").