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The Resource Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, Jon Elster

Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, Jon Elster

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Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections
Title
Securities against misrule
Title remainder
juries, assemblies, elections
Statement of responsibility
Jon Elster
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy. The central proposal is that in designing democratic institutions one should reduce as much as possible the impact of self-interest, passion, prejudice, and bias on the decision makers, and then let the chips fall where they may. There is no independently defined good outcome that institutions can track, nor is there any way of reliably selecting good decision makers. In addition to a long initial chapter that surveys theories of collective decision making, notably social-choice theory, and a chapter expounding and discussing Bentham,Ŵs views, historical chapters on the jury, constituent assemblies, and electoral systems develop and illustrate the main ideas. This work draws on a welter of case studies and historical episodes, from Thucydides and Plutarch to the present. It is also grounded in psychology, behavioral economics, and law"--
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1940-
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Elster, Jon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Representative government and representation
  • Group decision making
  • Abuse of administrative power
  • Bentham, Jeremy
Label
Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, Jon Elster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781107649958
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012021023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796354903
Label
Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, Jon Elster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781107649958
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012021023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796354903

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