David Moscrop is a PhD candidate, Vanier scholar, and graduate fellow in political science at the University of British Columbia. He is a political theorist who studies the psychology of political judgment, with an emphasis on deliberative democracy and social psychology. In October 2015, his doctoral research on whether ordinary citizens can make good political decisions was featured on an episode of CBC Radio's Ideas. He lives in Vancouver.

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How we should debate electoral reform

Since it began in earnest a few months ago, the electoral reform debate in Canada has spread like a wildfire, uncontrolled and subject to the force of whichever wind happens to prevail at the moment. …

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When "following the rules" is not enough

When news broke that two senior PMO staffers billed the government for more than $200,000 in moving expenses, the immediate reaction was rage and indignation. It mattered little that it appears that the government’s rules …

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