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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

Hélène Landemore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155654
eISBN:
9781400845538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. This book demonstrates that the ... More


Ex Uno Plures: Central Banking by Committee

Alan S. Blinder

in The Quiet Revolution: Central Banking Goes Modern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100877
eISBN:
9780300127508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100877.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter focuses on whether monetary policy decisions are best made by an individual or by a committee. In the real world, there has been a clear trend in the way central banks organize ... More


Improving Public Policy Decisions in Creating Institutions and Markets to Transfer Natural Disaster Risk in Developing Countries

Jerry R. Skees and Grant Cavanaugh

in Comparative Decision Making

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.003.0045
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter considers patterns in individual and collective decision making that lead to a prevailing under-preparedness for natural catastrophes. They focus on a particular risk-management ... More


Diversity on the Bench of the European Court of Human Rights: A Clash of Paradigms

Angelika Nußberger and Freya Baetens

in Identity and Diversity on the International Bench: Who is the Judge?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198870753
eISBN:
9780191913365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870753.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

International courts differ from national courts in terms of the perception of their diversity. Factors that constitute the identity of adjudicators and are perceived as neutral at the domestic ... More


Bourdieu and Practice Theory: From the Kabyle House to the Street Corner

in Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316086
eISBN:
9780226316079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316079.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on practice theory and on the writings of Pierre Bourdieu, who self-consciously intervened in an effort to overcome the debate between Sartre and Lévi-Strauss: How does structure ... More


Embracing the Paradigm of Dirty Hands

in Language of the Gun: Youth, Crime, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316086
eISBN:
9780226316079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316079.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Catalina interviews (the interviews of young males at the Catalina Mountain School in Tucson, Arizona) lend support to four methodological approaches. But at the same time, they expose the ... More


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