The Uninformed Voter

The Uninformed Voter

by Robert Levine

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Overview

The Uninformed Voter focuses on a major defect in modern democracy: candidates are elected to government offices by voters who have little or no knowledge about the candidates’ backgrounds and stances on the issues, let alone what the issues are and how government can address those issues. Uninformed voters often end up voting against their own interests. Unqualified or even corrupt candidates may be elected, and the cycle of dysfunctional and inefficient government continues. Offering more than just a history lesson, The Uninformed Voter evaluates suggestions by political scientists and philosophers about how to improve democracy to convince citizens that their votes are valuable and the system is capable of change. Author Robert Levine has been a contributing journalist to The Moderate Voice for eight years, specializing in politics, and has published two other books on American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977224460
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2020
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 1,029,185
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

ROBERT LEVINE was most recently executive editor of Billboard mag­azine. His articles on technology, business, and culture have appeared in the New York Times, Fortune, Condé Nast Portfolio, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Travel & Leisure. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

1) Democracy- A System in Peril

2) Brief Philosophic Perspectives and the Evolution of Democracy

3) The Strange Presidential Election of 2016

4) American Political Corruption

5) Additional Rot

6) Corruption in Other Democracies

7) Partisanship and Polarization

8) Recent Partisanship

9) Government Inefficiency

10) Additional Inefficiencies

11) Whither Now

12.) Ideas Regarding Transformation

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