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Democratic reason : politics, collective intelligence, and the rule of the many

Author: Hélène Landemore
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
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Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. In Democratic Reason, Hélène Landemore demonstrates that the very factors behind the superiority of collective decision making add up to a strong case for democracy. She shows that the processes and procedures of democratic decision making form a  Read more...
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Landemore, Hélène, 1976-
Democratic reason.
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012020314
(OCoLC)788266389
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hélène Landemore
ISBN: 9781400845538 140084553X 9781283864121 1283864126
OCLC Number: 824698850
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 279 pages)
Contents: The maze and the masses --
Democracy as the rule of the dumb many? --
A selective genealogy of the epistemic argument for democracy --
First mechanism of democratic reason: inclusive deliberation --
Epistemic failures of deliberation --
Second mechanism of democratic reason: majority rule.
Responsibility: Hélène Landemore.

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