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On the Coleman Indices of Voting Power

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  • Barua, Rana
  • Chakravarty, Sanya R.
  • Roy, Sonali

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Coleman [1971. Control of collectives and the power of a collectivity to act. In: Lieberman, B. (Ed.), Social Choice. Gordon and Breach, New York, pp. 269ï¾–298] suggested two indices of voting power, power to prevent an action and power to initiate an action. This paper rigorously demonstrates relationship between the two indices and shows that they satisfy several attractive properties.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 12810.

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Date of creation: 07 May 2007
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Publication status: Published in European Journal of Operational Research, May 2006, vol. 171 no. 1, pp. 273-289
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:12810

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Keywords: voting game; Game theory; Voting power; Coleman’s indices; Properties;

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  1. Roy, Sonali, 2008. "The exact lower bound for the Coleman index of the power of a collectivity for a special class of simple majority games," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 56(2), pages 296-300, September.

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