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Siya Kumalo | Could our political climate benefit from the reinstatement of the Jury system?

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Siya Khumalo asks whether electoral reform in the midst of political prosecutions make sense, unless citizens enjoy greater involvement in a broader dispute resolution and criminal justice regime.

The other night a friend and I went out for "just one drink". Halfway into dinner and our second drinks, he started describing his experience as a juror.  The conversation meandered to Athenian notions of citizenship through sortition (by a randomiser called a kleroterion), which underscored the diversity of democratic systems throughout time. 

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