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The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making Hardcover – Apr 18 2011

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 18 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199756104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199756100
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 2.3 x 16.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,704,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Luck of the Draw challenges traditional views of lotteries and offers an original perspective that is both nuanced and well-reasoned. Through an impressive mix of theoretical insight and empirical analysis, Peter Stone makes a provocative and compelling case for their value for social decision-making."--Jack Knight, Professor of Political Science and Law, Duke University

"An elegant and ultimately compelling book about the virtues of random selection in a wide range of contexts."--Geoffrey Brennan, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

" excellent read."--Economics and Philosophy

About the Author

Peter Stone is Faculty Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University. He has been researching the theory and practice of random selection for over a decade, and his work on the subject has been published in such journals as the Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Theory, and Social Theory and Practice. He also works on broader issues relating to justice, democracy, and rationality.

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