The democratic dilemma : can citizens learn what they need to know?

Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. McCubbins

Voters cannot answer simple survey questions about politics. Legislators cannot recall the details of legislation. Jurors cannot comprehend legal arguments. Observations such as these are plentiful and several generations of pundits and scholars have used these observations to claim that voters, legislators, and jurors are incompetent. Are these claims correct? Do voters, jurors, and legislators who lack political information make bad decisions? In The Democratic Dilemma, Professors Arthur Lupia and Mathew McCubbins explain how citizens make decisions about complex issues. Combining insights from economics, political science, and the cognitive sciences, they seek to develop theories and experiments about learning and choice. They use these tools to identify the requirements for reasoned choice - the choice that a citizen would make if she possessed a certain (perhaps, greater) level of knowledge. The results clarify debates about voter, juror, and legislator competence and also reveal how the design of political institutions affects citizens' abilities to govern themselves effectively.

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Voters cannot answer simple survey questions about politics. Legislators cannot recall the details of legislation. Jurors cannot comprehend legal arguments. Observations such as these are plentiful and several generations of pundits and scholars have used these observations to claim that voters, legislators, and jurors are incompetent. Are these claims correct? Do voters, jurors, and legislators who lack political information make bad decisions? In The Democratic Dilemma, Professors Arthur Lupia and Mathew McCubbins explain how citizens make decisions about complex issues. Combining insights from economics, political science, and the cognitive sciences, they seek to develop theories and experiments about learning and choice. They use these tools to identify the requirements for reasoned choice - the choice that a citizen would make if she possessed a certain (perhaps, greater) level of knowledge. The results clarify debates about voter, juror, and legislator competence and also reveal how the design of political institutions affects citizens' abilities to govern themselves effectively.

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[目次]

  • List of tables and figures
  • Series editors' preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Knowledge and the foundation of democracy
  • Part I. Theory: 2. How people learn
  • 3. How people learn from others
  • 4. What people learn from others
  • 5. Delegation and democracy
  • Part II. Experiments: 6. Theory, predictions and the scientific method
  • 7. Laboratory experiments on information, persuasion and choice
  • 8. Laboratory experiments on delegation
  • 9. A survey on the conditions for persuasion
  • Part III. Implications for Institutional Design: 10. The institutions of knowledge
  • Afterword
  • Appendices
  • References
  • Author index
  • Subject index.

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[目次]

  • List of tables and figures
  • Series editors' preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Knowledge and the foundation of democracy
  • Part I. Theory: 2. How people learn
  • 3. How people learn from others
  • 4. What people learn from others
  • 5. Delegation and democracy
  • Part II. Experiments: 6. Theory, predictions and the scientific method
  • 7. Laboratory experiments on information, persuasion and choice
  • 8. Laboratory experiments on delegation
  • 9. A survey on the conditions for persuasion
  • Part III. Implications for Institutional Design: 10. The institutions of knowledge
  • Afterword
  • Appendices
  • References
  • Author index
  • Subject index.

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書名 The democratic dilemma : can citizens learn what they need to know?
著作者等 McCubbins, Mathew D.
Calvert Randall
Eggertsson Thrainn
McCubbins Mathew D.
Lupia Arthur
シリーズ名 Political economy of institutions and decisions
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xiv, 282 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521585937
0521584485
NCID BA3630396X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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