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The ethics of voting

Author: Jason Brennan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
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Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. In this provocative book, Jason Brennan challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens--in fact, he argues, many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brennan, Jason.
Ethics of Voting (New in Paper).
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Brennan
ISBN: 9781400842094 1400842093 9781400838738 1400838738 0691154449 9780691154442 1283101491 9781283101493
OCLC Number: 777375437
Description: 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Voting as an Ethical Issue; CHAPTER ONE: Arguments for a Duty to Vote; CHAPTER TWO: Civic Virtue without Politics; CHAPTER THREE: Wrongful Voting; CHAPTER FOUR: Deference and Abstention; CHAPTER FIVE: For the Common Good; CHAPTER SIX: Buying and Selling Votes; CHAPTER SEVEN: How Well Do Voters Behave?; AFTERWORD TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION: How to Vote Well; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Jason Brennan.


Challenges our assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens. This title explains why voting is not necessarily the best way for citizens to exercise their civic duty,  Read more...
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"[Brennan's] relentless focus on the problem of 'wrongful voting' pays off... [His] argument lodges a serious objection to research in political science and behavioral economics suggesting that even Read more...

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