Ideology and Existence of 50%-Majority Equilibria in Multidimensional Spatial Voting Models
AbstractWhen aggregating individual preferences through the majority rule in an n-dimensional spatial voting model, the ‘worst-case’ scenario is a social choice configuration where no political equilibrium exists unless a super majority rate as high as 1 − 1/n is adopted. In this paper we assume that a lower d-dimensional (d
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Spatial voting; super majority; ideology; mean voter theorem; random point set.;
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- HervÃ© CrÃ¨s & M. Utku Ãœnver, 2010. "Ideology and Existence of 50%-Majority Equilibria in Multidimensional Spatial Voting Models," Journal of Theoretical Politics, , vol. 22(4), pages 431-444, October.
- Utku Unver & Hervé Crès, 2005. "Ideology and existence of 50% : Majority equilibria in multidimensional spatial voting models," Sciences Po publications 818/2005, Sciences Po.
- Herve Cres & M. Utku Unver, 2005. "Ideology and existence of 50%-majority equilibria in multidimensional spatial voting models," Microeconomics 0506007, EconWPA.
- M.Utku Unver, 2005. "Ideology and Existence of 50%-Majority Equilibria in Multidimensional Spatial Voting Models," Working Papers 261, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2005.
- Hervé Crès & Utku Unver, 2010. "Ideology and existence of 50% majority equilibria in Multidimensional spatial voting Models," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/eu4vqp9ompq, Sciences Po.
- Crès, Hervé & Ünver, Utku, 2006. "Ideology and existence of 50%-majority equilibria in multidimensional spatial voting models," Les Cahiers de Recherche 818, HEC Paris.
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-10-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2009-10-24 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-DCM-2009-10-24 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-POL-2009-10-24 (Positive Political Economics)
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