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For the Common Good

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/9780691154442.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter argues that citizens should vote in ways that promote the common good rather than in ways that promote their self-interest at the expense of the common good. The egoistic view of voting ... More


Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the ... More


Mass Politics in Tough Times: Opinions, Votes and Protest in the Great Recession

Larry Bartels and Nancy Bermeo (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357505
eISBN:
9780199357536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357505.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book reveals how ordinary people in rich democracies responded to the Great Recession. Through cross-national statistical work and detailed case comparison, it surveys how the economic crisis ... More


Mass Politics in Tough Times

Nancy Bermeo and Larry M. Bartels (eds)

in Mass Politics in Tough Times: Opinions, Votes and Protest in the Great Recession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199357505
eISBN:
9780199357536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357505.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter surveys how ordinary people reacted to the Great Recession. It introduces and elaborates on three themes emerging from the ten original essays that follow. First, voters were very likely ... More


Why Everyone Is Wrong

Charles Gardner Geyh

in Who is to Judge?: The Perennial Debate Over Whether to Elect or Appoint America's Judges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190887148
eISBN:
9780190939885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887148.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 5 revisits the arguments summarized in chapter 4, to the end of showing how and why arguments for and against each system are exaggerated, misleading, and wrong. The focus is on work that ... More


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