Uninformed: Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Uninformed: Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

by Arthur Lupia

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190659936
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 575,025
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He serves on advisory boards for several science communication endeavors, including the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academy of Science and Climate Central. He is also Chair of the American Political Science Association Task Force on Improving Public Engagement.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication
Acknowledgements

1. From Infinite Ignorance to Knowledge that Matters
2. Who Are the Educators and How Can We Help Them?


PART I: THE VALUE OF INFORMATION
3. Three Definitions
4. The Silver Bullet
5. The Logic of Competence
6. Lost in the Woods
7. Attracting Attention
8. Building Source Credibility
9. The Politics of Competence
10. Value Diversity and How to Manage It
11. Complexity and Framing
12. Political Roles: Who Needs to Know?
13. Costs and Benefits


PART II. HOW TO IMPROVE "POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE"
14. What We Know
15. Reading the Questions, Understanding the Answers
16. Political Knowledge Scales: Something Doesn't Add Up
17. Assessing Information Assessments
18. All in Good Measure


19. The Silver Lining


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