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10% less democracy : why you should trust elites a little more and the masses a little less

Author: Garett Jones
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Democracy is a matter of degree, and this book offers mainstream empirical evidence that shows how rich democracies would be better off with a few degrees less of it.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Garett.
10% less democracy.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019017660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garett Jones
ISBN: 9781503603578 1503603571
OCLC Number: 1086085279
Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the source of my idea --
The big benefits of a small dose of democracy --
Longer terms, braver politicians --
Central bank "independence" --
The 2% solution --
This chapter does not apply to your country --
Bondholders as a separate and coequal branch of government --
Jonathan Rauch, prophet of political realism --
The hard case of the European Union --
Singapore : flourishing with 50% less democracy --
Conclusion : buying the right dose of democracy.
Other Titles: 10 percent less democracy
Ten percent less democracy
Responsibility: Garett Jones.

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"The belief in democracy is strong in most rich, democratic countries, even sacred. Why in the world would anyone propose ten percent less of it? The key is sharpening our thinking on what Read more...

 
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