A Different Perspective on Current Problems: Comment on “Proposals for a Democracy of the Future” by Bruno Frey

A Different Perspective on Current Problems: Comment on “Proposals for a Democracy of the... We analyse the proposals put forward by Bruno Frey in a recent paper on extending democracy. On the whole we do not agree with Professor Frey on these proposals. Although, we do this with some hesitation in light of the enormous contribution he has made to the discipline of economics over several decades. Our comments are focused on two issues. Firstly the impact such extensions would have on participation rates, i.e. the probability of an individual voting. Secondly, we argue that perceived dissatisfaction with the state of democracy is to a large extent a consequence of economic developments following the global financial and economic crisis of the last decade. The solution is not so much to focus on democracy, but to solve the economic problems. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Homo Oeconomicus Springer Journals

A Different Perspective on Current Problems: Comment on “Proposals for a Democracy of the Future” by Bruno Frey

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Economics; Behavioral/Experimental Economics; Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice; International Political Economy; Game Theory; Institutional/Evolutionary Economics; Law and Economics
ISSN
0943-0180
eISSN
2366-6161
D.O.I.
10.1007/s41412-018-0064-9
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Abstract

We analyse the proposals put forward by Bruno Frey in a recent paper on extending democracy. On the whole we do not agree with Professor Frey on these proposals. Although, we do this with some hesitation in light of the enormous contribution he has made to the discipline of economics over several decades. Our comments are focused on two issues. Firstly the impact such extensions would have on participation rates, i.e. the probability of an individual voting. Secondly, we argue that perceived dissatisfaction with the state of democracy is to a large extent a consequence of economic developments following the global financial and economic crisis of the last decade. The solution is not so much to focus on democracy, but to solve the economic problems.

Journal

Homo OeconomicusSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 23, 2018

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