Efficiency of Fairness in Voting Systems
AbstractFair representation of voters in a committee representing different voters’ groups is being broadly discussed during last few years. Assuming we know what the fair representation is, there exists a problem of optimal quota: given a “fair” distribution of voting weights, how to set up voting rule (quota) in such a way that distribution of relative a priori voting power is as close as possible to distribution of relative voting weights. Together with optimal quota problem a problem of trade-off between fairness and efficiency (ability of a voting body to change status quo) is formalized by a fairness-efficiency matrix.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies in its series Working Papers IES with number 2009/13.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
Date of revision: Mar 2009
Committee system; efficiency; fairness; fairness-efficiency matrix; indirect voting power; optimal quota; power indices; voting system;
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