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Democratic Dilemma

Democratic Dilemma - 98 edition

Democratic Dilemma - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780521585934

ISBN10: 0521585937

Democratic Dilemma by Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins - ISBN 9780521585934
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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International: No
Democratic Dilemma by Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins - ISBN 9780521585934

ISBN13: 9780521585934

ISBN10: 0521585937


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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

Table of Contents

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