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American politics in the age of ignorance : why lawmakers choose belief over research

Autor: David A Schultz
Editora: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Séries: Palgrave pivot.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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State and local governments are often trumpeted as laboratories of democracy, capable of significant policy innovation and expertise. Yet the reality is that states more often than not repeatedly reenact failed policies that past research shows do not work. American Politics in the Age of Ignorance contends that policy making is shrouded in many myths and that policy makers often ignore ample research and evidence  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: David A Schultz
ISBN: 9781137308719 1137308710
Número OCLC: 824602861
Descrição: vi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Conteúdos: States as Laboratories of Futility --
The Truth about Taxes: They Don't Matter Much --
Sportsfare: Welfare for Professional Sports --
Welfare Queens, Calculative Criminals, And the Myth of Homo Economicus --
Sending Signals: Illegal Immigrants and Teenage Sex --
Democracy is the Worst Form of Government --
Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me.
Título da Série: Palgrave pivot.
Responsabilidade: David Schultz.

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American Politics in the Age of Ignorance looks at ten policy myths and bad ideas that governments and public officials - most often conservatives - consistently repeat and re-enact. Acting on these  Ler mais...

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