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Social Choice
Theory and Research



August 1998 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Groups - organizations, corporations and governments - have formal rules for the allocation of their resources and in democratic societies the decisions about allocation are generally made by simple majority voting. But does majority rule always improve social well-being? Could it sometimes lead to collective irrationality? In this thought-provoking book, Paul E Johnson considers the key questions and concepts in social choice theory.
 
What Is Social Choice Theory?
 
Fundamental Terminology
Discrete Social Choice

 
 
Arrow's Theorem
 
Fundamental Terminology
Continuous Sets of Alternatives

 
 
The Unidimensional Spatial Model
 
The Multidimensional Spatial Model
 
Conclusion
Looking Backward and Forward

 

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ISBN: 9780761914068
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