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Framing DemocracyA Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory$
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Jamie Terence Kelly

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691155197

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691155197.001.0001

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(p.122) Conclusion
Framing Democracy

Jamie Terence Kelly

Princeton University Press

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The book has demonstrated that a behavioral approach to democratic theory—one that rejects the rational actor model of decision making in favor of a picture of choice informed by empirical psychology—can yield important theoretical results. In order to do this, it focused on the phenomenon of framing effects and its relevance to normative theories of democracy. The author generated two results that will validate the behavioral approach. The first concerns democratic theories at the minimalist end of the spectrum. The second result applies to theories that place epistemic demands on the judgment of citizens.

Keywords:   democratic theory, behavioral approach, decision making, judgment, epistemic demands

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