Conclusion: Voting Advice Applications, Information, and Democracy

Michael JENSEN, Jih-wen Lin

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitical Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia
EditorsDa-chi Liao, Boyu Chen, Michael J Jensen, Colin W Pritchard
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter8
Pages157-166
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781137518927
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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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). United States: Palgrave Macmillan.
JENSEN, Michael ; Lin, Jih-wen. / Conclusion: Voting Advice Applications, Information, and Democracy. Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia. editor / Da-chi Liao ; Boyu Chen ; Michael J Jensen ; Colin W Pritchard. United States : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. pp. 157-166
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JENSEN M, Lin J. Conclusion: Voting Advice Applications, Information, and Democracy. In Liao D, Chen B, Jensen MJ, Pritchard CW, editors, Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia. United States: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016. p. 157-166