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Political institutions and practical wisdom : between rules and practice

Author: Maxwell A Cameron
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cameron shows how institutions rely on rules and incentives, but they need practitioners with the virtues and character to make good decisions. Wise practitioners are not only an antidote to excessive partisanship, neoliberal competitiveness, and institutional corruption; they are an essential ingredient of any democracy based on citizenship and the common good.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell A Cameron
ISBN: 0190694335 9780190694333
OCLC Number: 1030971333
Description: xi, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Runaway --
Competitive utility-maximizing --
Activity and agency --
Wise practitioners --
Neoliberal oligarchy --
Hyper-partisanship --
Citizens' democracy.
Responsibility: Maxwell A. Cameron.

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