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Evolutionary Approaches to Politics

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Evolutionary approaches to politics are rare. But politics can be analysed in evolutionary terms of variation, selection, imitation or path-dependency, following Schumpeter's vision of "political entrepreneurship" or Hayek's view of democracy as a process of opinion-formation. Democracy can even be regarded a procedure for the discovery and social use of dispersed knowledge and skills with political entrepreneurs' creating attention for new issues. Direct democracy is argued to support this. In addition, inter-jurisdictional competition is argued to introduce valuable forms of parallel learning in politics. Evolutionary concepts can be applied to politics. Copyright 2002 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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  • Wohlgemuth, Michael, 2002. "Evolutionary Approaches to Politics," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 55(2), pages 223-246.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:55:y:2002:i:2:p:223-46
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