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Democracy Despite Itself

Why a System That Shouldn't Work at All Works So Well

Democracy Despite Itself( )
Author: Oppenheimer, Danny
Edwards, Mike
ISBN:978-0-262-52521-3
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

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...
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Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.625 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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