Political innovation as ideal and strategy: the case of aleatoric democracy in the City of Utrecht

  title={Political innovation as ideal and strategy: the case of aleatoric democracy in the City of Utrecht},
  author={Albert Jacob Meijer and Reinout van der Veer and Albert Faber and Julia Penning de Vries},
  journal={Public Management Review},
  pages={20 - 36}
ABSTRACT Political innovations aim to strengthen democracy but few connect well to the institutionalized democratic context. This paper explores how political innovations can be successfully embedded in existing democratic systems. It builds upon both the literature on political innovation and on new democratic arrangements and studies a practice of aleatoric democracy – using the lottery instead of elections to select representatives – in the Dutch City of Utrecht. The case study shows how the… 
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