Elections Can be Manipulated Often
AbstractThe Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem states that every non-trivial voting method between at least 3 alternatives can be strategically manipulated. We prove a quantitative version of the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem: a random manipulation by a single random voter will succeed with non-negligible probability for every neutral voting method between 3 alternatives that is far from being a dictatorship.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Center for the Study of Rationality, Hebrew University, Jerusalem in its series Discussion Paper Series with number dp481.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
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- Ehud Friedgut & Gil Kalai & Noam Nisan, 2008. "Elections Can be Manipulated Often," Levine's Working Paper Archive 122247000000002416, David K. Levine.
- Ehud Friedgut & Gil Kalai & Noam Nisan, 2008. "Elections Can be Manipulated Often," Levine's Working Paper Archive 122247000000002121, David K. Levine.
- NEP-ALL-2008-04-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2008-04-21 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-POL-2008-04-21 (Positive Political Economics)
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