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The democratic dilemma : can citizens learn what they need to know?

Author: Arthur Lupia; Mathew D McCubbins
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Democratic Dilemma, Professors Arthur Lupia and Mathew McCubbins explain how citizens make decisions about complex issues. Combining insights from economics, political science, and the cognitive sciences, they develop theories and experiments about learning and choice. They use these tools to identify the requirements for reasoned choice - the choice that a citizen would make if he or she possessed a certain  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Lupia; Mathew D McCubbins
ISBN: 0521584485 9780521584487 0521585937 9780521585934
OCLC Number: 37268197
Description: xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Knowledge and the foundation of democracy --
How people learn --
How people learn from others --
What people learn from others --
Delegation and democracy --
Theory, predictions, and the scientific method --
Laboratory experiments on information, persuasion, and choice --
Laboratory experiments on delegation --
A survey experiment on the conditions of persuasion --
The institutions of knowledge.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. McCubbins.
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Most citizens seem under-informed about politics. Many experts claim that only well-informed citizens can make good political decisions. Is this claim correct? In The Democratic Dilemma, Professors  Read more...

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