Democracy Despite Itself - Why a System That Shouldn`t Work at All Works So Well

Why a System That Shouldn't Work at All Works So Well
 
 
MIT Press
  • erschienen am 13. September 2013
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-0-262-52521-3 (ISBN)
 
Voters often make irrational decisions based on inaccurate and irrelevant information. Politicians are often inept, corrupt, or out of touch with the will of the people. Elections can be determined by the design of the ballot and the gerrymandered borders of a district. And yet, despite voters who choose candidates according to the boxer¿brief dichotomy and politicians who struggle to put together a coherent sentence, democracy works exceptionally well: citizens of democracies are healthier, happier, and freer than citizens of other countries. In Democracy Despite Itself, Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards explore this seeming paradox: How can democracy lead to such successful outcomes when the defining characteristic of democracy, elections, is so flawed?
  • Englisch
  • Cambridge
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  • USA
MIT Press Ltd
  • US School Grade: College Graduate Student and over
  • Broschur/Paperback
12 figures
  • Höhe: 221 mm
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  • Breite: 146 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 349 gr
978-0-262-52521-3 (9780262525213)
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Danny Oppenheimer is Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at Princeton University. Mike Edwards founded and regularly contributes to Leftfielder.org, a blog on politics and media.

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