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The Resource Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, by Jon Elster, (electronic resource)

Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, by Jon Elster, (electronic resource)

Label
Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections
Title
Securities against misrule
Title remainder
juries, assemblies, elections
Statement of responsibility
by Jon Elster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Elster 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's 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--
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elster, Jon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge books online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bentham, Jeremy
  • Group decision making
  • Representative government and representation
  • Group decision making
  • Abuse of administrative power
Label
Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, by Jon Elster, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139382762
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
CR9781139382762
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107649958
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841810004
Label
Securities against misrule : juries, assemblies, elections, by Jon Elster, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139382762
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
CR9781139382762
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107649958
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841810004

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