Shad Turney

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What share of citizens hold meaningful views about public policy? Despite decades of scholarship, researchers have failed to reach a consensus. While scholars such as Converse (1964) conclude that few citizens hold meaningful policy opinions, other scholars find that, after correcting for measurement error, most do, even those with low education and low(More)
A rich tradition in political thought suggests voters' interests are sometimes better served if policymakers are insulated from voters' preferences to some degree. Skeptical of this notion, an ambitious reform agenda has sought to encourage politicians to act as delegates, reflecting voters' preferences to a greater degree. One stated rationale for this(More)
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