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Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know?

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Publisher Comments:

Most citizens seem underinformed about politics. Many experts claim that only well-informed citizens can make good political decisions. Is this claim correct? In The Democratic Dilemma, Professors Lupia and McCubbins combine insights from political science, economics and the cognitive sciences to explain how citizens gather and use information. They show when citizens who lack information can (andcannot) make the same decisions they would have made if better informed. As a result, they clarify the debate about citizen competence.

Synopsis:

This book clarifies the debate about citizen competence in democratic politics.

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge and the foundation of democracy; Part I. Theory: 2. How people learn; 3. How people learn from others; 4. What people learn from others; 5. Delegation and democracy; Part II. Experiments: 6. Theory, predictions, and the scientific method; 7. Laboratory experiments on information, persuasion, and choice; 8. Laboratory experiments on delegation; 9. A survey on the conditions for persuasion; Part III. Implications for Institutional Design: 10. The institutions of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521584487
Author:
Lupia, Arthur
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Calvert, Randall
Author:
McCubbins, Mathew D.
Author:
Arthur, Lupia
Author:
Eggertsson, Thrainn
Author:
Calvert, Randall
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Political socialization
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Politics - General
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 line diagrams
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.81 in. 1.34 lbs.

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