3 democratic reason the mechanisms of collective intelligence in politics hlne landemore abstract this paper argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel. This paper argues that democracy can be seen as a way to channel democratic reason or the collective political intelligence of the many the paper hypothesizes that two main democratic mechanisms the practice of inclusive deliberation in its direct and indirect versions and the . Democratic reason thus establishes the superiority of democracy as a way of making decisions for the common good hlne landemore is assistant professor of political science at yale university she is the author of hume probability and reasonable choice. Democratic reason politics collective intelligence and the rule of the many chapter two democracy as the rule of the dumb many hlne landemore princeton university press book view citation in lieu of an abstract here is a brief excerpt of the content c hapter t wo democracy as the rule of the dumb many a democracy is nothing more than mob rule where fifty one percent of . Democratic reason refers to the collective political intelligence of the many which in turn is a function of individual epistemic competence and the cognitive diversity of the group cognitive diversity is central to her argument drawing on the formal theorems of
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