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Political theory, public opinion and real politics

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If we are interested in questions about how we ought to organize our political lives, what kind of weight, if any, should we give to evidence about what people actually think? The thesis explores this question about the role of public opinion in normative political theory. First, I disentangle a number of distinct justifications for taking account of public opinion. Specifically, the thesis evaluates four views of the status of public opinion: as an epistemic resource; a feasibility constr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-02-10

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