The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy

The demographic objection to epistocracy holds that because advantaged demographic groups (male, rich, white) tend to be better informed about politics than disadvantaged groups (female, poor, black), that epistocracy would end up unjustly giving power to advantaged groups at the expense of disadvantaged groups. This paper considers and rebuts two major versions of the demographic objection. 

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Published in: Res Publica
2018

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