Jason Brennan (Georgetown University): Against Democracy

Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is visiting the Science Studies Colloquium Series (in cooperation with Department of Political Science, UiO). He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.

The seminar is open for everyone!

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Jason Brennan (Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona) is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.
He is the author of Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016) and The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Against Democracy

Democracy is the best of the political systems we’ve tried so far. But it also incentivizes citizens to remain systematically ignorant or misinformed, and in turn leads to bad government. I argue it’s time to consider an alternative form of the rule of the many, epistocracy, which tries to correct for the damage done by a misinformed electorate.

 

Published Mar. 14, 2017 11:42 AM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2017 10:44 PM