Through the origins of VAAs developed from normative social choice account of democracy as contest between competing packages of policies that rational, egocentric utility maximizes choice between, the evidence presented in this volume suggests their effects are more transformative. Political life has become increasingly digitized. Paradoxically, there is more information available to voters than before, but this increases the incentives for voters to be rationally ignorant given the high information costs involved in evaluating competing claims made by parties and candidates.
|Title of host publication||Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia|
|Editors||Da-chi Liao, Boyu Chen, Michael J Jensen, Colin W Pritchard|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
JENSEN, M., & Lin, J. (2016). Conclusion: Voting Advice Applications, Information, and Democracy. In D. Liao, B. Chen, M. J. Jensen, & C. W. Pritchard (Eds.), Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia (pp. 157-166). Palgrave Macmillan.