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What are general benefits and disadvantages for political leaders to be honest with their people?

This is quite a broad question since obviously there are many different political systems and ways of governing around the world. But I would like to boil it down to some standard concepts of ...
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Understanding the decision process in politics - How much knowledge does a politician need? [closed]

Edit: Thank you for your helpful comments. Based on them, I decided to modify my Question. I am wondering how decisions are made in politics. In particular, what are the skills the politicians ...
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Why were the US mail-in ballots implemented the way they were, with such a late mailing deadline?

Mail-in ballots are a good idea, especially in COVID times, but the current implementation in the US seems so obviously wrong. Specifically, allowing ballots to be mailed on the final day guarantees ...
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Is there systematic evidence that (campaign) "pivoting" doesn't work as well as it used to?

It's not hard to find punditry like [Trump's] chief campaign strategist Paul Manafort told Republican leaders that Trump’s been acting all along. “The part that he’s been playing,” Manafort insisted, ...
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Can influence diagrams be an effective tool to mediate political disagreements?

From Wikipedia: An influence diagram (also called a relevance diagram, decision diagram or a decision network) is a compact graphical and mathematical representation of a decision situation. It ...
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Electing officials by least disliked or the candidate that creates the least "resistance" among the voters

I have learnt about a simple yet interesting decision making model: instead of choosing the most voted outcome, choose the one that is the least disliked. For example, the team has to decide a place ...
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Machiavelli on making hard decisions

Is there anywhere where, in his writings, Machivelli talks about making difficult decisions and how to regard "the greater good"?
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Decision-making in small American cities

In several American cartoon series (namely "The Simpsons" and "South park"), there is a pattern, which appears in many episodes: Some major external event happens (e. g. an important part of the road ...
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