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As our nation prepares for a major election, After Dark takes a month-long look at some key factors that influence personal and collective decision making—and the effect these influences have on the democratic process.
What happens when our individual voices gather to make collective choices? Tonight, take a closer look at the democratic process—what factors influence how we as individuals participate collectively? And how can the democratic process go (mathematically!) wrong and lead to voting paradoxes?
This program features:
Voting is a tool groups use when they need to make a collective decision. But how effective is it? In this video, we explore some of the ways in which the democratic process can go wrong.
Impacts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with Carlos Fernando Avenancio-León
Carlos Fernando Avenancio-León is an assistant professor of finance at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on equitable finance—the role of financial mechanisms in economic redistribution and its implications for disadvantaged communities and inequality.