A short explainer about sortition – a direct democracy process that gives a voice to the people and, through citizens’ assemblies, can provide properly deliberated and long-term solutions to complex issues.

Civil disobedience climate action campaign Extinction Rebellion is calling for a national citizens’ assembly to direct the government over urgent climate policy.

Real Media interviewed Keith Garrett of the Sortition Foundation and he describes the origins, history, methodology and current implementation of the ‘sortition and deliberation’ technique.