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How Well Do Voters Behave?

Jason Brennan

in The Ethics of Voting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154442
eISBN:
9781400842094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154442.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines some relevant social-scientific literature that suggests that voters and citizens are often ignorant, irrational, and systematically in error in their political beliefs. Though ... More


Good Intentions: (Ren yi 仁意)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reflects on the importance of good intentions by focusing on some ancient sage-rulers and the utopia that will follow should their example be followed. It first recounts the ideal rule ... More


Public Ignorance and Democratic Technocracy

Jeffrey Friedman

in Power without Knowledge: A Critique of Technocracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190877170
eISBN:
9780190909505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877170.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

It is usually thought that the “typical voter’s” well-documented ignorance of public affairs is explained by the low incentive to inform oneself about them, given the high odds against one’s vote ... More


What gives residents the right to take charge

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter aims to determine whether people's good intentions are enough. It looks at the legitimacy the community organisations have to act on behalf of other residents, and how they relate to the ... More


Eradicating Sexual Harassment in Education

Pamela Y. Price

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter focuses on the question of accountability raised by the controversies that surround the development of the law and its efficacy in the context of education, which touches upon the basic ... More


Content

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History

This section introduces the reader to the content of the Shizi. Comprised of fifteen titled chapters and 175 fragments, the Shizi is typical in its focus on advice to the ruler but its ostensibly ... More


The Mujāhid as Family-Man: Sex, Death, and the Warrior’s (Im)pure Body

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of the family in the decision of Kashmiri Muslim refugees to join Islamic militant organizations. It suggests that Kashmiri mujāhids depend on the family for the social ... More


Wider Lessons: What We Can Learn from Microfinance for Antipoverty Development Efforts

Lesley Sherratt

in Can Microfinance Work?: How to Improve Its Ethical Balance and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199383191
eISBN:
9780199383214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383191.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 10 considers the wider lessons microcredit can offer antipoverty development efforts generally, and lessons microcredit can take from development theory. It outlines the dangers of hubris, ... More


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