Too Dumb for Democracy?

Too Dumb for Democracy?

Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones

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David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at home and abroad, and the decline of democracy, Moscrop argues that the political decision-making process has never been more important. In fact, our survival may depend on it. Drawing on both political science and psychology, Moscrop examines how our brains, our environment, the media, and institutions influence decision-making. Making good decisions is not impossible, Moscrop argues, but the psychological and political odds are sometimes stacked against us.
Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick :, Goose Lane Editions,, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781773100418
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 23 cm

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