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The Resource Against democracy, Jason Brennan

Against democracy, Jason Brennan

Label
Against democracy
Title
Against democracy
Statement of responsibility
Jason Brennan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us - it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But, Jason Brennan says, they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results - and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse - more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government - epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable, may be better than democracy, and that it's time to experiment and find out." -- book jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brennan, Jason
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Expertise
  • Democracy
  • Expertise
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Against democracy, Jason Brennan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 288 pages
Isbn
9780691162607
Lccn
2016001826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)942707357
Label
Against democracy, Jason Brennan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 288 pages
Isbn
9780691162607
Lccn
2016001826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)942707357

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