Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice, and Public Policy

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Most models of political decision-making maintain that individual preferences remain relatively constant. Why, then, are there often sudden abrupt changes in public opinion on political issues? Or total reversals by politicians on specific issues? Bryan D. Jones answers these questions by innovatively connecting insights from cognitive science and rational choice theory to political life. Individuals and political systems alike, Jones argues, tend to be attentive to only one issue at a time. Using numerous examples from ...

Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice, and Public Policy 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226406510

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Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice, and Public Policy 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226406503

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