Democracy for Realists in The Economist's Special Report on Donald Trump's America

July 6, 2017

In its assessment of the power of groupthink in voting behavior, The Economist relies on Chris Achen's and Larry Bartels' Democracy for Realists:

        "In 'Democracy for Realists', the most influential recent book on voting, Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels  show ... people may well decide which candidate they like and then ascribe policies they approve of to him or her, often incorrectly."

Christopher H. Achen is the Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and professor of politics at Princeton University, and a CSDP faculty associate. Larry M. Bartels holds the May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt University.