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An epistemic theory of democracy

Author: Robert E Goodin; Kai Spiekermann
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press, 2018.
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This book examines the Condorcet Jury Theorem and how its assumptions can be applicable to the real world. It will use the theorem to assess various familiar political practices and alternative  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Goodin; Kai Spiekermann
ISBN: 9780198823452 0198823452
OCLC Number: 1090195950
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Political Science Association's Ideas, Knowledge, and Politics Section Best Book Award.
Description: xxiv, 442 p. 24 cm
Contents: 1: IntroductionPart I: The Condorcet Jury Theorem2: The Classic Framework3: Extensions4: Limitations5: Independence RevisitedPart II: Epistemic Enhancement6: Improving Individual Competence7: Diversity8: Division of Epistemic Labour9: Discussion and DeliberationPart III: Political Practices10: Respecting Tradition11: Following Leaders12: Taking Cues13: Pluralism: Differing Values & Priorities14: Factionalism: Differing InterestsPart IV: Structures of Government15: Epistocracy or Democracy16: Direct versus Representative Democracy17: Institutional Hindrances to Epistemic Success18: Institutional Aids to Epistemic SuccessPart V: Conclusions19: The Relation Between Truth and Politics, Once Again20: Headline Findings, Central Implications21: Epilogue: What About Trump and Brexit?AppendicesA1: Key to NotationA2: Estimating Group Competence by Monte Carlo Simulation
Responsibility: Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann.

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