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

Category: Book
By (author): Moscrop, David
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
  PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published: March 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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$ 22.95
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Bad decisions down to a science.

D'oh-mocracy at its finest.

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.