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The Resource Secrecy and publicity in votes and debates, edited by Jon Elster

Secrecy and publicity in votes and debates, edited by Jon Elster

Label
Secrecy and publicity in votes and debates
Title
Secrecy and publicity in votes and debates
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jon Elster
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spirit of Jeremy Bentham's Political Tactics, this volume offers the first comprehensive discussion of the effects of secrecy and publicity on debates and votes in committees and assemblies. The contributors - sociologists, political scientists, historians, legal scholars - consider the micro-technology of voting (the devil is in the detail), the historical relations between the secret ballot and universal suffrage, the use and abolition of secret voting in parliamentary decisions, and the sometimes perverse effects of the drive for greater openness and transparency in public affairs. The authors also discuss the normative questions of secret versus public voting in national elections and of optimal mixes of secrecy and publicity, as well as the opportunities for strategic behavior created by different voting systems. Together with two previous volumes on Collective Wisdom (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Majority Decisions (Cambridge University Press, 2014), the book sets a new standard for interdisciplinary work on collective decision-making"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
328.3/75
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1107
LC item number
.S43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elster, Jon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secret ballot
  • Publicity
  • Parliamentary practice
  • Debates and debating
Label
Secrecy and publicity in votes and debates, edited by Jon Elster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Public voting and political modernization : different views from the nineteenth century and new ideas to modernize voting procedures / Hubertus Buchstein -- Semi-public voting at the Constituante / Jon Elster and Arnaud le Pillouer -- The introduction of the vote by ballot in the elections of the Magistrates by the General Council of the Republic of Geneva (1707) / Raphael Barat -- Suffrage and voting secrecy in general elections / Adam Przeworski -- Secret voting in the Italian Parliament / Daniela Giannetti -- Open decision-making procedures and public legitimacy : an inventory of causal mechanisms / Jenny de Fine Licht and Daniel Naurin -- How publicity creates opacity : what happens when EU ministers vote publicly / Stéphanie Novak -- Secret-public voting in FDA advisory committees / Philippe Urfalino and Pascaline Costa -- E pluribus unum : disclosed and undisclosed votes in Constitutional/Supreme Courts / Pasquale Pasquino -- Why open voting in general elections is undesirable / Bernard Manin -- Open-secret voting / Adrian Vermeule -- Secret votes and secret talk / John Ferejohn
Control code
916284462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781107083363
Lccn
2015002305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)916284462
Label
Secrecy and publicity in votes and debates, edited by Jon Elster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Public voting and political modernization : different views from the nineteenth century and new ideas to modernize voting procedures / Hubertus Buchstein -- Semi-public voting at the Constituante / Jon Elster and Arnaud le Pillouer -- The introduction of the vote by ballot in the elections of the Magistrates by the General Council of the Republic of Geneva (1707) / Raphael Barat -- Suffrage and voting secrecy in general elections / Adam Przeworski -- Secret voting in the Italian Parliament / Daniela Giannetti -- Open decision-making procedures and public legitimacy : an inventory of causal mechanisms / Jenny de Fine Licht and Daniel Naurin -- How publicity creates opacity : what happens when EU ministers vote publicly / Stéphanie Novak -- Secret-public voting in FDA advisory committees / Philippe Urfalino and Pascaline Costa -- E pluribus unum : disclosed and undisclosed votes in Constitutional/Supreme Courts / Pasquale Pasquino -- Why open voting in general elections is undesirable / Bernard Manin -- Open-secret voting / Adrian Vermeule -- Secret votes and secret talk / John Ferejohn
Control code
916284462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781107083363
Lccn
2015002305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)916284462

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