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The Resource Altruism and self-interest in democracies : individual participation in government, Richard Jankowski

Altruism and self-interest in democracies : individual participation in government, Richard Jankowski

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Altruism and self-interest in democracies : individual participation in government
Title
Altruism and self-interest in democracies
Title remainder
individual participation in government
Statement of responsibility
Richard Jankowski
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Individuals have little incentive to vote, acquire political information or contribute campaign funds, because their vote has very little chance of affecting the outcome of an election. Jankowski offers an explanation and evidence for political participation based on the fact that most individuals are weakly altruistic. Other proposed explanations of political participation (civic duty and expressive behavior) are not supported by the evidence, or fail to explain the many different forms of political participation, such as the acquisition of political information. Evidence is presented that liberals and conservatives are equally altruistic. Therefore, an explanation of why liberals and conservatives differ in their support of various government programs to help the needy is presented. Jankowski's analysis examines both the electoral and post-electoral phases of representative democracy. In the post-election phase, interest groups and elected representatives dominate the policy process. It is shown that altruistic individuals exert their influence primarily through public interest groups"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Jankowski, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Voting research
  • Altruism
  • Democracy
Label
Altruism and self-interest in democracies : individual participation in government, Richard Jankowski
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) 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.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Why Participate in Politics? : Beyond Self-Interest -- 3. Why Vote?: The Evidence -- 4. Why Become Politically Informed? -- 5. The Post-Election Phase : Public Interest Groups -- 6. A Gene for Altruism? -- 7. Altruism and Redistributive Government Policies -- 8. Altruistic Conservatives : Varieties of Conservatism -- 9. An Epistemic Defense of Democracy : Democracies Do it Better? -- 10. Representative Democracy: Electoral and Post-Electoral Phases
Control code
FIEb17739469
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781137403186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904715309
Label
Altruism and self-interest in democracies : individual participation in government, Richard Jankowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-186) 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.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Why Participate in Politics? : Beyond Self-Interest -- 3. Why Vote?: The Evidence -- 4. Why Become Politically Informed? -- 5. The Post-Election Phase : Public Interest Groups -- 6. A Gene for Altruism? -- 7. Altruism and Redistributive Government Policies -- 8. Altruistic Conservatives : Varieties of Conservatism -- 9. An Epistemic Defense of Democracy : Democracies Do it Better? -- 10. Representative Democracy: Electoral and Post-Electoral Phases
Control code
FIEb17739469
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781137403186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904715309

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