Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates by Jon Elster

By Jon Elster

within the spirit of Jeremy Bentham's Political strategies, this quantity bargains the 1st complete dialogue of the consequences of secrecy and exposure on debates and votes in committees and assemblies. The individuals - sociologists, political scientists, historians, criminal students - examine the micro-technology of vote casting (the satan is within the detail), the ancient kin among the key poll and common suffrage, the use and abolition of mystery balloting in parliamentary judgements, and the occasionally perverse results of the force for larger openness and transparency in public affairs. The authors additionally talk about the normative questions of mystery as opposed to public balloting in nationwide elections and of optimum mixes of secrecy and exposure, in addition to the possibilities for strategic habit created via diversified vote casting structures. including past volumes on Collective knowledge (Cambridge college Press, 2012) and Majority judgements (Cambridge college Press, 2014), the e-book units a brand new normal for interdisciplinary paintings on collective decision-making.

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Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates

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