Works by Bennett, Stephen Earl (exact spelling)

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    The Irrelevance of Economic Theory to Understanding Economic Ignorance.Stephen Earl Bennett & Jeffrey Friedman - 2008 - Critical Review 20 (3):195-258.
    Bryan Caplan’s The Myth of the Rational Voter treats several immensely important and understudied topics—public ignorance of economics, political ideology, and their connection to policy error—from an orthodox economic perspective whose applicability to these topics is overwhelmingly disproven by the available evidence. Moreover, Caplan adds to the traditional and largely irrelevant orthodox economic notion of rational public ignorance the claim that when voters favor counterproductive economic policies, they do so deliberately, i.e., knowingly. This leads him to assume that “emotion or (...)
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    Is the Public's Ignorance of Politics Trivial?Stephen Earl Bennett - 2003 - Critical Review 15 (3-4):307-337.
    Abstract Examination of a comprehensive database of political knowledge, constructed from pooled 1988 and 1992 National Election Studies, refutes criticisms that haue sometimes been lodged against standard tests that seem to reveal profound levels of public ignorance. Although most people know something about politics, the typical citizen is poorly informed, and only a small group is very knowledgeable about politics. Differentiating people according to their perceptions of the most important national problem does not reveal pockets of well?informed ?issue publics? among (...)
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    Populism, Elitism, and the Populist Ideology of Elites: The Reception of the Work of Murray Edelman.Stephen Earl Bennett - 2005 - Critical Review 17 (3-4):351-366.
    Over the course of his career, Murray Edelman made one of the few sustained attempts by a theoretically inclined political scientist to explore the effects of the public's overwhelming ignorance of politics. In his early work, he focused on political elites? manipulation of an ignorant public through the deployment of symbolism. In his later work, however, he suggested that even elites are the puppets of their ideologies. His early work has been well received; his later work has gone largely unremarked. (...)
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    Democratic Competence, Before Converse and After.Stephen Earl Bennett - 2006 - Critical Review 18 (1-3):105-141.
    The topic of the democratic public's limited competence has preoccupied students of democracy for centuries. Anecdotal concerns about the problem reached their peak of sophistication in the writings of Walter Lippmann and Joseph Schumpeter. Not until Philip E. Converse's ?The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics? did statistical research overwhelmingly confirm the worst fears of such democratic skeptics. Subsequent work has tended to confirm Converse's picture of a tiny stratum of well?informed ideological elites whose passionate political debates find little (...)
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  5. Speaking of Politics in the United States: Who Talks to Whom, Why, and Why Not.Stephen Earl Bennett, Bonnie Fisher & David Resnick - 1996 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 46:263-294.
     
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