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Democratic Dilemma - 98 edition

Democratic Dilemma (ISBN10: 0521585937; ISBN13: 9780521585934)
ISBN13: 978-0521585934
ISBN10: 0521585937

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521584487
ISBN10: 0521584485

Summary: 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 (and cannot) make the same decisions they would have made if better informe
d. As a result, they clarify the debate about citizen competence.

Winner of National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research
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Summary: 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 (and cannot) make the same decisions they would have made if better informed. As a result, they clarify the debate about citizen competence.

Winner of National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research
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Edition/Copyright: 98
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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