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Political economy of local and participatory governance

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Chapter 2 compares government consultation via an opinion poll and a citizens' jury". In a jury, about fiffteen volunteers spend several days learning about a policy choice before voting. If the public is ill-informed, the government trades-off "information" against participation". Jurors have better information than poll respondents, but constitute a smaller sample. More- over, participation costs may bias the jury sample. Indeed, the literature suggests that costs might induce "neutralit...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
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Nuffield College
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Hunt, E
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PTA-031-2005-00110
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2012-02-24

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