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The Resource Democracy despite itself : why a system that shouldn't work at all works so well, Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards, (electronic book)

Democracy despite itself : why a system that shouldn't work at all works so well, Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards, (electronic book)

Label
Democracy despite itself : why a system that shouldn't work at all works so well
Title
Democracy despite itself
Title remainder
why a system that shouldn't work at all works so well
Statement of responsibility
Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Voters often make irrational decisions based on inaccurate and irrelevant information. Politicians are often inept, corrupt, or out of touch with the will of the people. Elections can be determined by the design of the ballot and the gerrymandered borders of a district. And yet, despite voters who choose candidates according to the boxer--brief dichotomy and politicians who struggle to put together a coherent sentence, democracy works exceptionally well: citizens of democracies are healthier, happier, and freer than citizens of other countries. In Democracy Despite Itself, Danny Oppenheimer, a psychologist, and Mike Edwards, a political scientist, explore this paradox: How can democracy lead to such successful outcomes when the defining characteristic of democracy -- elections -- is so flawed?Oppenheimer and Edwards argue that democracy works because regular elections, no matter how flawed, produce a variety of unintuitive, positive consequences. The brilliance of democracy, write Oppenheimer and Edwards, does not lie in the people's ability to pick superior leaders. It lies in the many ways that it subtly encourages the flawed people and their flawed leaders to work toward building a better society"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Oppenheimer, Danny
Dewey number
321.8
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.O67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edwards, Mike
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Voting
Label
Democracy despite itself : why a system that shouldn't work at all works so well, Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Democracy is crazy -- pt. 2. Restoring some sanity
Control code
ebr10528246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
245 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301701
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Democracy despite itself : why a system that shouldn't work at all works so well, Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Democracy is crazy -- pt. 2. Restoring some sanity
Control code
ebr10528246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
245 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301701
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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