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"In The Ethics of Voting, [Brennan] asks the obvious-yet-unutterable question at the heart of American politics: what are all those uninformed, indifferent, lazy, and stupid people doing in the voting booth?"--Josh Rothman, Boston Globe
"[T]houghtful. . . . Brennan is a good guide through philosophically complex territory. He writes clearly, uses analogies well and includes some nice humorous turns. It is a worthwhile book, if not ultimately convincing."--David Carroll Cochran, America
"The Ethics of Voting, by Jason Brennan, challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens--in fact, he argues, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote."--World Book Industry
"The value of Brennan's work lies in the scope and tenacity of the questions he asks and the promise of those answers that will follow from discussion outside the book."--Dakotah Thompson and Jacob M. Held, Philosophy in Review
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 people owe it to the rest of us not to vote.
Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic policies. Brennan shows why voters have duties to make informed decisions in the voting booth, to base their decisions on sound evidence for what will create the best possible policies, and to promote the common good rather than their own self-interest. They must vote well--or not vote at all. Brennan explains why voting is not necessarily the best way for citizens to exercise their civic duty, and why some citizens need to stay away from the polls to protect the democratic process from their uninformed, irrational, or immoral votes.
In a democracy, every citizen has the right to vote. This book reveals why sometimes it's best if they don't.
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Descripción Princeton University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0691144818
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110691144818