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Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy. The central proposal is that in designing democratic institutions one should reduce as much as possible the impact of self-interest, passion, prejudice, and bias on the decision makers, and then let the chips fall where they may. There is no independently defined good outcome  Read more...
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Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster
ISBN: 9781107031739 1107031737 9781107649958 1107649951
OCLC Number: 796354903
Description: xii, 324 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The normative study of collective decision making --
2. Ignorance, secrecy, and publicity in jury decision making --
3. A dialogue with Bentham --
4. The optimal design of constituent assemblies --
5. Cross-voting: a study in failure --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jon Elster, Columbia University.

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