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Democracy for realists [electronic resource] : why elections do not produce responsive government

Democracy for realists [electronic resource] : why elections do not produce responsive government

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E-Book(소장)
Personal Author
Achen, Christopher H. Bartels, Larry M.
Title Statement
Democracy for realists [electronic resource] : why elections do not produce responsive government / Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Princeton, New Jersey :   Princeton University Press,   c2017.  
Physical Medium
1 online resource (xviii, 400 p.) : ill.
Series Statement
Princeton studies in political behavior
ISBN
9781400888740 (electronic book) 1400888743 (electronic book) 9780691178240
요약
Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens.Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original analyses of topics ranging from abortion politics and budget deficits to the Great Depression and shark attacks, to show that the familiar ideal of thoughtful citizens steering the ship of state from the voting booth is fundamentally misguided. They demonstrate that voters--even those who are well informed and politically engaged--mostly choose parties and candidates on the basis of social identities and partisan loyalties, not political issues. They also show that voters adjust their policy views and even their perceptions of basic matters of fact to match those loyalties. When parties are roughly evenly matched, elections often turn on irrelevant or misleading considerations such as economic spurts or downturns beyond the incumbents' control; the outcomes are essentially random. Thus, voters do not control the course of public policy, even indirectly.Achen and Bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters. Now with new analysis of the 2016 elections, Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government.
General Note
Title from e-Book title page.  
"With a new afterword by the authors"  
Content Notes
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; CHAPTER ONE Democratic Ideals and Realities; CHAPTER TWO The Elusive Mandate: Elections and the Mirage of Popular Control; CHAPTER THREE Tumbling Down into a Democratical Republick: "Pure Democracy" and the Pitfalls of Popular Control; CHAPTER FOUR A Rational God of Vengeance and of Reward? The Logic of Retrospective Accountability; CHAPTER FIVE Blind Retrospection: Electoral Responses to Droughts, Floods, and Shark Attacks; CHAPTER SIX Musical Chairs: Economic Voting and the Specious Present
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-379) and index.
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Issued also as a book.  
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Democracy --United States. Elections --United States. Voting --United States. Political participation --United States. Representative government and representation --United States.
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
United States --Politics and government.
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505 8 ▼a CHAPTER SEVEN A Chicken in Every Pot: Ideology and Retrospection in the Great DepressionCHAPTER EIGHT The Very Basis of Reasons: Groups, Social Identities, and Political Psychology; CHAPTER NINE Partisan Hearts and Spleens: Social Identities and Political Change; CHAPTER TEN It Feels Like We're Thinking: The Rationalizing Voter; CHAPTER ELEVEN Groups and Power: Toward a Realist Theory of Democracy; APPENDIX Retrospective Voting as Selection and Sanctioning; Afterword to the Paperback Edition; References; Index
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