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Why political disagreements over how the world works may be easier to solve than those over goals.

Hirsch, Alexander V. (2016) Why political disagreements over how the world works may be easier to solve than those over goals. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Politics is all about disagreement – disagreement over what government should be trying to achieve, but also about how the world works and how that affects the pursuit of shared goals. But what makes disagreements over beliefs different from disagreements over goals? In a new study, Alexander V. Hirsch writes that beliefs may be able to be changed when new information is introduced, and so disagreements driven by differing beliefs should result in more policy experimentation compared to disagreement driven by differing goals.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 17:05
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69263

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