Sortition as populistic instrument

In recent years, scholars have begun to reconsider the merits of the age-old practice of sortition, the random
selection of political officials. Voting may have eclipsed sortition as the primary means by which democracies
fill their offices, but the connection between sortition and democracy has never fully faded from view (as the durability of the randomly selected jury demonstrates).

We should explore the real potential for sortition to revive fundamental democratic principles. However, we should strike a note of caution. Practice of sortition could became a populistic instrument, which would not revive democracy, but would destroy it in the foreground of the new authoritarian regime.