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Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Jamie Terence Kelly


The past thirty years have seen a surge of empirical research into political decision making and the influence of framing effects—the phenomenon that occurs when different but equivalent presentations of a decision problem elicit different judgments or preferences. During the same period, political philosophers have become increasingly interested in democratic theory, particularly in deliberative theories of democracy. Unfortunately, the empirical and philosophical studies of democracy have largely proceeded in isolation from each other. As a result, philosophical treatments of democracy have ... More

Keywords: political decision making, framing effects, political philosophy, democratic theory, liberal democracy, political speech, legal theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691155197
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691155197.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jamie Terence Kelly, author
Vassar College