Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why we make bad political decisions and how we can make better ones

March 5, 2019|
Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why we make bad political decisions and how we can make better ones by David Moscrop
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Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, 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. In this readable and provocative investigation of our often-flawed decisions, Moscrop explains what's going wrong in today's political landscape and how individuals, societies, and institutions can work together to set things right.

David Moscrop is a political theorist with an interest in democratic deliberation and citizenship. Moscrop is a regular writer for Maclean’s, a contributing columnist to the Washington Post, and a regular political commentator on television and radio. He has also authored pieces in numerous other newspapers and magazines includi...
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Title:Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why we make bad political decisions and how we can make better ones
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:254 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:254 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:March 5, 2019
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781773100418

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