9781107613928-1107613922-Compulsory Voting: For and Against

Compulsory Voting: For and Against

ISBN-13: 9781107613928
ISBN-10: 1107613922
Author: Brennan, Jason, Hill, Lisa
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107613928
ISBN-10: 1107613922
Author: Brennan, Jason, Hill, Lisa
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Brennan, Jason, Hill, Lisa wrote Compulsory Voting: For and Against comprising 240 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107613922 and 9781107613928. Since then Compulsory Voting: For and Against textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.07 or rent at the marketplace.

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In many democracies, voter turnout is low and getting lower. If the people choose not to govern themselves, should they be forced to do so? For Jason Brennan, compulsory voting is unjust and a petty violation of citizens' liberty. The median non-voter is less informed and rational, as well as more biased than the median voter. According to Lisa Hill, compulsory voting is a reasonable imposition on personal liberty. Hill points to the discernible benefits of compulsory voting and argues that high turnout elections are more democratically legitimate. The authors - both well-known for their work on voting and civic engagement - debate questions such as: •Do citizens have a duty to vote, and is it an enforceable duty? •Does compulsory voting violate citizens' liberty? If so, is this sufficient grounds to oppose it? Or is it a justifiable violation? Might it instead promote liberty on the whole? •Is low turnout a problem, or a blessing? •Does compulsory voting produce better government? Or, might it instead produce worse government? Might it, in fact, have little effect overall on the quality of government?

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