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- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness 1,966 copies, 39 reviews
- Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge 340 copies, 6 reviews
- Republic.com 161 copies, 3 reviews
- The Second Bill of Rights: FDR'S Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It… 113 copies
- Why Societies Need Dissent 76 copies
- Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts Are Wrong for America 74 copies, 2 reviews
- Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions 68 copies, 1 review
- On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done 63 copies, 4 reviews
- Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide 62 copies, 1 review
- Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech 55 copies
- Worst-Case Scenarios 47 copies
- The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes 44 copies, 2 reviews
- The World According to Star Wars 43 copies, 2 reviews
- Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict 41 copies
- Risk and Reason: Safety, Law, and the Environment 41 copies
- A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What… 38 copies, 1 review
- Simpler: The Future of Government 36 copies, 3 reviews
- The Partial Constitution 34 copies
- Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas 32 copies, 1 review
- Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle 30 copies, 1 review
- Designing Democracy: What Constitutions Do 29 copies, 1 review
- Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter 29 copies, 1 review
- Why Nudge?: The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism 29 copies, 1 review
- Behavioral Law and Economics 28 copies
- After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State 28 copies
- Free Markets and Social Justice 27 copies
- One Case at a Time: Judicial Minimalism on the Supreme Court 22 copies
- Feminism and Political Theory 18 copies
- The First Amendment 15 copies
- Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice 14 copies, 1 review
- Valuing Life: Humanizing the Regulatory State 8 copies
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Cass R. Sunstein has 1 upcoming event.
Free author event with Cass Sunstein and "#republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media"
Please join us on Sunday, April 2 at 3pm, when Cass Sunstein
presents his new work, "#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media
." This is a free event; there will be time after the presentation for Q&A and book signing.
Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers "Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness" (with Richard H. Thaler) and "The World According to Star Wars." He lives in Massachusetts.
As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect.
Welcome to the age of #Republic.
In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it.
Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades," exploits "confirmation bias," and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy.
In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed.
#Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
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