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Uninformed : why people know so little about politics and what we can do about it

Author: Arthur Lupia
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Research polls, media interviews, and everyday conversations reveal an unsettling truth: citizens, while well-meaning and even passionate about current affairs, appear to know very little about politics. Hundreds of surveys document vast numbers of citizens answering even basic questions about government incorrectly. Given this unfortunate state of affairs, it is not surprising that more knowledgeable people often  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Lupia
ISBN: 9780190263720 0190263725 9780190659936 0190659939
OCLC Number: 907657590
Description: xiv, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From infinite ignorance to knowledge that matters --
Who are the educators and how can we help them? --
The Value of Information. Three definitions ; The silver bullet ; The logic of competence ; Lost in the woods ; Attracting attention ; Building source credibility ; The politics of competence ; Value diversity and how to manage it ; Complexity and framing ; Political roles : who needs to know? ; Costs and benefits --
How to Improve "Political Knowledge." What we know ; Reading the questions, understanding the answers ; Political knowledge scales : something doesn't add up ; Assessing information assessments ; All in good measure ; The silver lining.
Other Titles: Why people know so little about politics and what we can do about it
Responsibility: Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan.
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In this capstone work, eminent political scientist Arthur Lupia synthesizes years of work with scientists and educators in all arenas to figure out how to increase issue competence among voters.  Read more...

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"Lupia has spent his professional lifetime mastering the art,the science, in his hands, of education in the broadest sense. He has much to offer and does so supremely. Uninformed is not only an Read more...

 
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