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Anonymity, monotonicity, and limited neutrality: Selecting a single alternative from a binary agenda

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  • Campbell, Donald E.
  • Kelly, Jerry S.
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    Anonymity and neutrality conflict if the number of individuals is even and a single alternative is selected. Limited neutrality, anonymity, and monotonicity imply majority rule when the agenda is a two-element set.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 10-12

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:10-12

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    Keywords: Anonymity; Monotonicity; Neutrality; Social choice function;

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    1. J. Woeginger, Gerhard, 2003. "A new characterization of the majority rule," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(1), pages 89-94, October.
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    1. Michele Gori & Daniela Bubboloni, 2014. "Symmetric majority rules," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2014-02, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.

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