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Title: An epistemic case for democracy : analysing the performance of voting groups
Author: Rowlands, J. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 8502 9696
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis argues that, given certain assumptions, democracies are epistemically superior to other forms of government. Using quantitative results calculated with Condorcet's Jury Theorem, it will assess the performance of different voting groups. These groups will be models of current systems of governance or those that could feasibly be adopted. To achieve this it will have to argue for the plausibility of two main claims. Firstly that there is a true choice open to voters in political decisions and secondly that democracies are better able to identify correct choices than alternative forms of government.
Supervisor: Wolff, Jonathan Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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