Estimating Recognition, Advocation, and Implementation Capacities of the General Population
1st scientific study!
Political agency has been modeled as having three main components: the capacity to recognize undesirable social states, the capacity to advocate against them, and the ability to implement more desirable social states. A 100 person survey was undertaken on Prolific to estimate the probability distributions of these capacities. It has been hypothesized that a majority of people lack these capacities, rendering theories of democracy invalid. This is confirmed by the data. Recognition and advocation also predicted the tendency for participants to engage in online dissident politics.
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