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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. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Politics is all about disagreement: disagreement over what governments 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 drawing on evidence from the United States, Alexander V. Hirsch writes that beliefs may be capable of changing 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 (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70307

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