Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance through Technology

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Index
Abramowicz, Michael, 60, 65, 6–69, 70, 71, 112, 161, 176n1, 177n37, 178n44, 189n4
Abrams, Burton A., 32–33
Abrams, Samuel J., 129
Ackerman, Bruce, 139
Adler, Jonathan H., 103, 115
Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index, 20
agent-based modeling, 107
Aguayo v. Richardson (1973), 56
Alesina, Alexandro, 127, 191n28
Alho, Eeva, 69
Alm, Richard, 19
American Republic, founding of, 154–56
Amico, Chris, 143
Ammirati, Rachel, 146
Anderson, Kenneth, 104, 188n55
Aron, Hillel, 140
Arrison, Sonia, 169n80, 190n20
Arthur, W. Brian, 150, 165n1
artificial intelligence (AI), 9, 94, 119; benefits of in an age of accelerating technology, 105–8; exaggerated fears of, 101–4; Friendly AI, 94, 102, 103, 104, 185n1; the futility of relinquishing AI and prohibiting battlefield robots, 100–101; and mimicking aspects of the human brain, 98; strong AI, 94, 95–99; threats of, 99–100
Athens, 34, 151–52; and the Council of 500, 151–52
Atkin, Charles, 182n45
Atluri, Satya N., 14
Aubuchon, Mark, 73
Aurther, Charles, 54
Axtell, Robert L., 106
Ayres, Ian, 106, 139
Bacon, Francis, 47
Balz, Dan, 130
Bandyopadhyay, Subir, 182n52
Banerjee, Bibek, 182n52
Barberis, Nicholas, 69
Barboza, David, 170n10
Barnes, Robert, 184n69
Barro, Robert, 81–82
Bartels, Larry, 192n34
Bell, Tom W., 73
Bell’s law, 10, 12
Bennett, Robert, 78, 126–27
Berg, Joyce E., 71, 176n6
Berners-Lee, Tim, 56–57
bias, 121, 147; biased assimilation, 124; confirmation bias, 124, 129; and cultural cognition and motivated reasoning, 124–25; democracy’s capacity to act in the face of bias, 134–36; and experts, 34–35; framing, 125–26, 128; heuristic bias, 69; information technology and bias, 136–37; innate majoritarian bias, 123; “knowledge falsification” by the majority, 122–23; long-shot bias, 6–69; nature of, 121–22; representativeness bias, 69; special interest bias, 122; status quo bias, 123–24, 144. See also constraints on bias
“big data” phenomenon, 105
Bill of Rights, 52–53, 53, 155
Bimber, Bruce, 33, 127
Blais, Lynn E., 114
Bleske, Glen L., 87
Bloch-Elkon, Yael, 129
blogs. See dispersed media
Bollinger, Lee C., 74, 179n64
Bonneau, Chris W., 87
Borgatti, Stephen P., 188n64
Bowman, Quinn, 143
Braman, Donald, 125, 193n50
Brandeis, Louis, 50
Brennan, Geoffrey, 34
Brighton, Henry, 95, 186n14
Britain, 92; and the industrial age, 152–54; and Parliament, 153–54

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